- Feb 27, 2009
- Reaction score
- Your Mercedes
- BRABUS SL55 K8 (R230), SL500 (R129), B Class B200 CDi, VW T5 Transporter.
Hi All, I have a 1991 R129 500SL, it has just reached 70,000 miles, the problem is a combination of things (maybe cause by one) the first issue is when I first start the car and select "D" and and start to drive off the car seems to stay in 3rd gear and never moves up or down a gear even if i press the pedal to the floor! if I use the gear lever and select the gears manually they work, right down to selecting "2b" so now I have to drive my car and change gears manually, my next problem is that once I get going I then cannot select "R" Reverse or "P" Park as the selector lever will not allow me to select these modes, the gear selector lever just will not pass "D" no matter how hard I try, the only way for me to select "R" or "P" is to switch of the engine and take out the keys out from the ignition barrel, wait a couple of seconds then select "P" start the engine then select "R" Reverse, so as you can see its a pain in the A... to park especially when ther are cars behind you and you need to parallell park!!!