2000 MERCEDES BENZ ML430 SHIFTS TO NEUTRAL

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  • rlipsky1
  • 2000 Mercedes Benz ML430

Transmission problem
2000 Mercedes Benz ML430 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 63000 miles

Question 1
The car changes from drive to neutral at low speeds while turning sharp without anything touching the shift lever
Moving the lever has no effect - reverse works but nor drive
You have to turn car off then back on to get the car back in drive.

Question 2
When I fill the tank with gas, it ereads zero - after about 25 miles it reads normal. Any ideas

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Saturday, December 19th, 2009 AT 3:30 PM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

Both these problems I feel are electrical related, I would be thinking part of the loom for the transmission control system may be damaged through chafing on a bracket or body work and this is earthing out a signal to the transmission, as for the fuel sender, this may be a faulty sender unit in the tank I have seen this before in other makes of cars, very slow senders in the tank,

Have your Benz dealer or a trans specialist inspect the transmission problem.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 9:25 PM

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