Transmission not shifting after placing wheel bearing

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WILLIAM BURCHARD
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  • 1999 MERCEDES BENZ E430
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Start it up. Will start in first gear and shift to second then VDO light starts flashing about ten times then it goes into maybe fourth gear speedometer stops working.
I just put wheel bearing on it and this started immediately after ABS light is on and anti lock light is also on and check engine lights were on before replacement.
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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 2:00 PM

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Tiny
WILLIAM BURCHARD
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I forgot to add it will only go to maybe third gear after light stops flashing as I am driving I turn engine off and back on then it starts flashing again. But, then it goes into like fifth gear so I can drive it on the freeway. I never had this issue until I did my wheel bearings.
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Friday, February 17th, 2017 AT 4:21 PM
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STEVE W.
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I would say you have either a broken/shorted wire in the ABS sensor wiring or the ABS module has a fault.

With those lights on a good scan tool should be able to read the codes and give you a clue what the problem is.
If the CEL is the light that is flashing you have a problem that needs to be repaired now. If you keep driving it that way you will do more damage.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2017 AT 5:17 AM
Tiny
WILLIAM BURCHARD
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Is there a sensor that needs to be tested to get it out of limp mode?
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Saturday, February 18th, 2017 AT 3:01 PM
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WILLIAM BURCHARD
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I just replaces tie rods and front wheel bearing now is there any sensors in the front end that need reset after I did this because immediately following work?
This transmission started this so I am positive something that I did caused this issue.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2017 AT 3:07 PM
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STEVE W.
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More than likely a bad wire connection or module. Get it scanned with a scan tool that can read ABS and transmission codes and it will at least show you a direction.

Mercedes loves to use a computer to control even a simple function which makes them very complicated to work on. Those and BMW are two that I hate to work on. You need a dealer level scan tool to check things that would be simple on other makes.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2017 AT 3:50 PM

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