W208 CLK230 Faults / Stuck in Park / Dsiplay Errors

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Hi All

Came across the site after a bit of a nightmare week with my 1999 CLK230 Avantgarde and hope somebody can shed a bit of light on the numerous problems I've had.

The symptoms are very similar to a previous thread (http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=41526) but as it was last updated in 2008, wondered if anyone had any other advice 12 months on.

It all started on Monday, had car valeted inside and out (I have a feeling water could be involved here). When I collected the car and went to start up, dashboard lit up as usual but no response from the engine. After a couple of tries, the engine fired up and immediately I get the "Display Defective - Visit Workshop" fault. Turned off - started again - get a "BAS - Visit Workshop" fault.

All this time, the car is stuck in Park and gear lever will not move. Eventually, after running for over an hour, the BAS & Display Defective messages had stopped, it released the gears and I was able to get it home. Every morning since, I had to run the car for 5-10 minutes before it will come out of Park.

Once started, I get 1 of 2 scenarios :

The good one, everything works fine and driving is no problem !

The second, when the engine starts, the solid pixel block on the display which normally shows P R N D stays as a solid block. When you drive it, it will stay in one gear (i.e. 30mph @ 5,500 revs is about the limit) and the manual shifting doesn't work either.

I had the fault codes cleared on Thursday (there were a fair few), most pointed to the ABS / ESP unit. Seemed to work until I go back this morning, slow start, stuck in park and then 1st gear.

Apologies for being a bit long winded but it has been a long week trying to narrow this down without spending a fortune. Just wondered if anyone had a similar problem since the last thread and what the resolution was.
 

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Water is the killer here,,the gearbox module is suspect and so is the CAN somewhere possibly

Put it on STAR and get the results,,you will poke around for days without knowing otherwise
 

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most likely the floor shift module, as malcolm says. we have heard a few valeting horror stories lately, have you taken issue with them over the matter yet?
 
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Thanks guys, I have it booked in for STAR on Monday, will see what it comes up with. The valeters were next on my list after identifying the problem and it's likely cause.
 


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