gear stick wont go past neutral into park

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gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Post by hellohello123 » Mon 17 Apr, 2017 12:28 am

Just wondering if some technical people could advise

its only happened twice, but when im about to parkt the car, I am unable to go past neutral into park

its almost like its electronically locked,

I presses, depress brake, and handbreak but it doesnt help,

if I keep on trying it just seems to work,

its only happened twice, but im just worried its the start of a big problem

thanks in advnace

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Re: gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Post by Pete49 » Mon 17 Apr, 2017 2:13 pm

Don't know about this problem in mercs but had similar problem with another brand. I would check the linkages first as there may be a bit of slop or a twisted one.
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Re: gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Post by dan108 » Sat 18 Nov, 2017 7:25 am

Try new brake switch near brake pedal
Let us know how you go cheers

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Re: gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 18 Nov, 2017 11:21 am

There is an ECU board under the gearstick.
Everything is controlled electronically
The Brake Switch is the first place to start.

Never get any liquids anywhere near the gearstick on a 722.6. Coffee of ChokaCola has been known to kill the circuit board underneath the stick.

A friend of mine just had that circuit board replaced two weeks ago - $600.00 for a second hand unit.

:pray: Its not the board that's playing up
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