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Liquid in center console - car stuck in 1st gear
I own a 2001 E320, and last week, I spilled a small amount of water in my center console. When the water spilled, my car stopped! When I tried to restart the car, it wouldn't start. I left the car in the sun for 15 minutes, to let it dry up, and the car started again. However, it will not go past first gear, and the gear display on the dash stays blank. The check engine light is also on.
I brought it to the mechanic who tried to "reset the code." He then told me I would need to replace the entire shift kit, which is going to cost me upwards of $800.00. Does anyone know where I can locate the following part for less than $500.00?
Are there any quick fixes I can try? I am not "mechanical" at all, and don't want to fry myself trying to fix this, but I would LOVE to solve this without spending $800! It's been 6 days since the water spilled, and I've driven the car home once, and then to the shop and back once.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!