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The car has run fine and today started stalling a few times and started right back up. I parked it at home and now the car will not move in any gear. starts up great but wont move

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

No idea it is my friends car. he has taken excellent care of the care. The tranny did not slip at all I have driven it for a month now. No idea where the brake switch is so no I have not checked it.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?

I did make sure the parking break was not on. 1989 560 sl

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your SL yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am not sure was trying to see if it was an easy fix before I went somewhere. I read it could be the transmission fluid level, a cable or a plastic component in the gear box that were possibilities.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

130K miles

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Have you checked the fluid level yet by chance? Also, what about low 1, if you pull the shifter all the way down into low gear, do you get any engagement then? or reverse?

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