Date registered: Apr 2014
Vehicle: 1998 MB E300TD, 1997 MB E320
Location: LA, CA
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What I would do at this point is to loosen up the transmission oil cooler line, the return line (not the inlet line) and start the car for 5-10 seconds. What you would look for is to see if you have any pressure, or any fluid coming out of the trans cooler return line. If there is no fluid, then you're either looking at a bad pump or cooling line blockage.
A bad shifter won't cause the car not to move, it will make the car move, but in limp mode.
However, if the shifter isn't connected to the shifter linkage, then the car won't move at all regardless of the shifter position. This is kinda stupid, but check to see if the shifter linkage is actually connected or not.
Bad torque converter won't stop the car from moving....but it will feel like the car has a bad clutch.
Go down to the basics first, check to see if mechanic actually installed the shifter linkage to the shifter, then check the oil cooler line, then go from there.
--1998 MB E300TD 291k
--1997 MB E36 Frankenstein'd AMG 199k
--2011 Suzuki DL650 58k
--1997 MB E320 161k. SOLD...loved that stupid car.
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--1997 MB C36 AMG 273k -- stripped and junked