CAR STALLS WHEN PLACED IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. WILL STAY ON IN NEUTRAL OR PARK

  • Tiny
  • Eciaccord
  • 2004 Mercedes Benz CLK320
  • 150,000 miles

My 2004 Mercedes clk 320 starts up fine and will remain on when I'm in park or in neutral. When I place the vehicle in either drive or reverse the vehicle either lunges forward or backwards (depending on the gear I'm in) when I have the brake pressed down. The car will eventually stall. I am able to turn on the car and repeat the process. I was able to place the car in drive (quickly) and drive it homebut the minute I press the brake and am about to come to a stop the car stalls. Please help

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 2:58 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Could be a vacuum leak, mass air flow meter or low fuel pressure.

Is the check engine light on?

Roy

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 3:02 AM
  • Tiny
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I replaced the MAF but have not checked the others.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 3:05 AM
  • Tiny
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I made a video to show what was happening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqdEHEDZRdc

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 3:11 AM
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Did you clear the adaptive memories after replacing the mass air flow?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 10:09 AM
  • Tiny
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I just went out there and tried clearing the adaptive memory and no luck.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 12:12 AM
  • Tiny
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I Placed the key in the ignition, placed it in the 2nd position before it cranks up. Pressed the throttle for 5 second and the released. Then I left the key in the ignition for 2 minutes and no luck. I read online this is how to reset the adaptive memory.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 12:15 AM
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It is better done with a scan tool. You should let a shop do this for you as they can verify the readings on the sensor.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 2:30 AM

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