Will a Mercedes Benz R 500 start or go in gear with the alternator missing.

Asked by Nov 07, 2016 at 06:04 PM about the 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R 500 4MATIC

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 Mercedes Benz R 500 I bought from
the auction, with the alternator missing, ive tried to
start the car but it wont even turn over or come out
of park. , I checked to see if the engine was locked
up by turning the crank pully and it turn, on the the
display irs says visit work shop with out shifting
gears

6 Answers

105,485

It should start, but I would not run it too long as low voltage can reek havoc with the electrical including the computer and control systems. Plus you also have a warning about the transmission, this could be an out of sync gear selector switch to something inside the tranny itself, I think the best course of action would be to have it towdollied to the shop of your choice and have it gone through so you know what you have and how much it is going to cost too fix. Sorry no quick fix on this one.

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Thanks for you response. Do you think because the alternator is missing may be the reason for those 2 issues?

105,485

It is a possibility that due too low voltage the computer has locked out the transmission control. You could try recharging the battery and installing an alternator and see what happens. If things still don't work then a MB dealer will have to reflash the system and then see what is still out off line with the computers.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Thanks alot, I will try that & keep you posted

105,485

Great, I would like to know what you find.

Ok

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