SHIFTER

2000 Mercedes Benz C230

Tiny

ingoal

December, 27, 2008 AT 11:24 AM

Transmission problem
2000 Mercedes Benz C230 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles

My shifter is stuck in drive after spilling pop can into console.

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Tiny

gfimotorcars

January, 1, 2009 AT 1:15 PM

The vehicle is now stuck in gear because of shorting in the Shift Gate module (your gear selector) due to the liquid spilled in it. Repair of this problem is possible through replacement of the Shift Gate Module (gear selector assembly). This is a problem I would recommend having repaired at a dealership. The repair involves disassembling the entire interior center console and removing the heat shield over the transmission. The clip that connects your gear selector to the trans is very tricky to get off and on, and without familiarity with this repair or the proper tools, this can be very difficult to complete.

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