car is stuck in lowest gear

Asked by Dec 07, 2012 at 11:12 AM about the 2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 4MATIC

Question type: General

I spilled water in the gear box; since that time I cannot get it to go in first gear it is in the lowest gear.  The car starts okay, drives okay, but it is in the lowest gear.  Also I cannot put it back into "park" unless I shut the car off.

2 Answers

217,235

You'll need to remove the console to clean dry out the shifter and electrical connections.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

I immediately used the hair dryer on the gear box. Isn't there a selinoid or fuse or something that the water blew out

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercedes-Benz E-Class Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,850
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,790
#3 bobkat
bobkat
Reputation 1,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
684 Great Deals out of 32,002 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
82 Great Deals out of 7,394 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 5 Series
625 Great Deals out of 15,480 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW 3 Series
1,525 Great Deals out of 38,936 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
177 Great Deals out of 5,254 listings starting at $1,495
Used BMW 7 Series
165 Great Deals out of 5,687 listings starting at $3,299
Used Audi A6
159 Great Deals out of 7,615 listings starting at $950
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
68 Great Deals out of 3,126 listings starting at $4,000
Used BMW X5
521 Great Deals out of 15,557 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
35 Great Deals out of 649 listings starting at $6,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
29 Great Deals out of 1,528 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 8,674 listings starting at $46,499
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 1,398 listings starting at $31,477
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 568 listings starting at $29,409
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 4,095 listings starting at $19,475
2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 779 listings starting at $16,850