Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and would really appreciate any help with my problem
My 2000 E240 W210 with 5 speed tip shift gearbox and only 32,000km has a problem. I had it detailed a couple of weeks ago and since then I have had a few problems with the gearbox. When I select drive the gearbox thumps into gear and really wants to pull on the brakes. Sometimes it wont let me select reverse after this happens and I have to switch the car off in order to select park. I can then start the car again and select reverse but it thumps/bangs into that gear too. When I drive it when it's playing up it is in limp mode and stays in 2nd.
Sometimes I hop in the car and it works fine?? When I first picked it up from the detailer it was stuck in P and we had to stick a screwdriver in the emergency release slot to disengage it.
Anyway last week I took it to Mercedes and they scanned it on their star diagnostic laptop. It came up with heaps of fault codes which are listed below. They cleared them and said it was all ok now so I picked it up and it drove home perfectly. I didn't use it for a week and went to use it and the same problem occured again. To further confuse things I tried it again today and it is fine again. AARRGGHH!! I have two of these cars and was going to swap the gear selector modules today but as the dodgy on is working I wouldn't know if the other one had infact fixed it if they were swapped.
I think it's either the gearbox control module in the engine bay or the actual gear selector module as part of the shifter. Most likely the latter.
Does anyone know how to deal with this? Can anyone decipher the codes which the car presented?
Thanks in advance for any help.
130 Can Mommunication with control unit N15/5 (electronic selector lever control unit) is sporadically disturbed
132 Can comm with engine system is sporadically disturbed
134 Can comm with traction system is sporadically disturbed
135 can comm with engine is sporadically disturbed
136 occasional interferance to can comm with control module A1 (instrument cluster) or N73 (EIS, EZS control unit)
P1856-005 Selector lever position detection has failed
P2067 Fault is stored in component N15/3 (ETC, EGS control unit)
C1024 Fault in Can Comm with control unit N15/3 (ETC, EGS control unit)
C1020-018 Can bus fault in comm
C1022 Fault in can comm with control unit N3/10 (ME-SFI ME)
There are a few more but I'm over typing now and sporadically disturbed with this car!!