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CLK 320 Automatic does not shift from Park to Drive. 17

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CLK 320 Automatic does...

CLK 320 Automatic does not shift from Park to Drive

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

17 years old. Never seen any evidence of leaking

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

Mercedes CLK 320 Elegance Automatic

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

I will be trying to in the morning. Cannot move the vehicle

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

Never had any previous problems. Car regularly service and in good overall condition

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UK Auto Mechanic: Peter Zavarelli,
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.
I am here Sundays through Thursdays from around 5 am to 2 pm Mountain time.If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

If the shifter itself is not moving from park to drive with the key on or engine running press on the brake pedal and see if you have brake lights.If you do not have brake lights then the brake switch has failed and needs replaced.If you do have brake lights and the shifter will not release this is usually a fault wit the shifter electronics itself.I have seen the shifter fail like this in the past and had to replace it.What would have to be done is you would have to have the fault codes read out/checked using a compatible scan tool or computer plugged into your vehicle that can read all computers in your vehicle to see what codes are set.Once this is done there should be a code in the shifter electronics or no communication with the shifter which can indicate the shifter needs replaced.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks Pete

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