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gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Posted: Mon 17 Apr, 2017 12:28 am
by hellohello123
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

Re: gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Posted: Mon 17 Apr, 2017 2:13 pm
by Pete49
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.

Re: gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Posted: Sat 18 Nov, 2017 7:25 am
by dan108
Try new brake switch near brake pedal
Let us know how you go cheers

Re: gear stick wont go past neutral into park

Posted: Sat 18 Nov, 2017 11:21 am
by Ivanerrol
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