2002 Ml320 w163
I'll start from the beginning. I pulled in my driveway from a 4hr trip. My son moved my car and the brakeline busted but I didn't know it. I went to leave and started backing slowly out of my driveway, applied my brakes to put the car in drive, I had no brakes. So scared without thinking I put the car in park. I did hear the linkage clicking. My bf came out and checked and there was no brake fluid. This is when we realized the brakeline had busted. So he pulls it in the driveway. It sat for about 3 weeks before I could get the brakeline bent to shape and replaced at my home. After the brakeline was replaced, we went to bleed the brakes. Next he was going to test drive it after it was done. It wouldn't start. We did try to jump it from his truck but without the keys in the ignition until I tried to start it. The red led light wasn't blinking. Start error appeared where mileage was at. We bought a brand new battery. It would start and die like it was in theft mode. All other lights on the dash, radio, heater fan, interior lights and external lights work. I had 3 different scanner tools hooked up to it to find codes. It didn't throw any codes. I went and had a new key made...starting with the least expensive and the new key didn't start it. So my next step is to try a used aam. Remembered when I 1st bought this ml (over 2yrs ago) it went into theft mode and we were told to unhook the positive battery cable for a few days to reset the computer. It worked. I had it do this to me about a year ago for a couple hours while I was out shopping but it finally started after hours of patience. Can anyone help me!? It has had the negative post off for about a month and the headlight switch on...I was told this will drain everything and make the computer reset. I haven't tried it since. I also seen where someone said to make sure the aam is getting a good solid connection. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you from Ohio!