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robert_winter_1000

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Hello all,

I had a W124 300D with automatic Transmission. Directly, after pushing the break pedal slightly I could shift the handle from P to D. Now I am having a W211 E320 CDI, I must push the break pedal thoroughly (2-3) time hearing a pump (sound like a vacumpump?) mooing then I can shift from P to D easily. If I don’t do this then I face a resistance of the stick moving from P to D. This happened every time I put the stick on P and off the engine.

Is this a characteristic of this car? Or it is some thing wrong I must let it repaired. The car is still under the warranty!

Thanks & regards,

Robert
 

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The gear shift should move without touching the brake pedal on any car, so you do have a fault,,the humming noise on a 211 will be the SBC pump running, some how it looks like a CAN fault,,do you have the 7g box
 

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Have driven a few of the 211s and shift is smooth and immediate as soon as the brake pedal is pressed..same as my own 220 Sclass.. would suggest you take it back and complain....well ask questions at least..
 

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Yes it will have to go back Robert,, there have been many updates to the programming on this box,,but I have never heard of your fault before
 

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The gear shift should move without touching the brake pedal on any car, so you do have a fault,,the humming noise on a 211 will be the SBC pump running, some how it looks like a CAN fault,,do you have the 7g box

I think malcolm he is referring here to getting the box out of Park...

Possible the SBC pump is playing up...???
 

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OK I did get it wrong,, there have been many post recently where the EIS ignition switches are taking time to activate the wake up,, the car will still have to go onto STAR to see if it is an EIS fault or gear shift module fault,,I have WIS running and I will see if the brake light switch affects this model, as on the earlier cars when this happens it kills the CAN signal.

give me a few mins
 

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OK there are recorded things for the gearshift,,and though not probably the shift module, the braking torque of the ESP module could do it,, The brake light switch does not apply to this car.
It could also be just adjustment of the lock cable,, this all there is,,so it does have to go on STAR
 
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OK there are recorded things for the gearshift,,and though not probably the shift module, the braking torque of the ESP module could do it,, The brake light switch does not apply to this car.
It could also be just adjustment of the lock cable,, this all there is,,so it does have to go on STAR


Malcolm, Many thanks for your advice. Soon the car has to go for service. I will put this point on the list!

Robert
 

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Not sure I'd wait.
The basic problem is that the shift release is sticking. It should release immediately you touch the brake pedal just as it did on your previous one. I noticed no difference in the function of this lock between a 202,210 and 211. As it doesn't release immediately there is a fault, and sods law decrees that it will stick/fail completely just when you are in a rush and really need the car - probably midnight on a freezing garage forecourt when you've got an early start or on the way to the airport!. Its a simple minor fault that can effectively immobilise the whole car so I wouldn't risk living with it.
 

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