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Hi. My merc 1999 C 200 lefthand rear CV joint next to the diff got loose and broked the cover of the diff. I replaced the diff cover as well as both left and right hand sideshafts with cv joints. From there the car's automatic gears only goes into first gear and reverse gear.and does not kickdown or change any gears. With that all of a sudden my ABS and SRS warning lights are on. Can you please assist me with info.

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Hi Pieter, The rear shafts both have ABS sensors which are gear like rotors and send signals to the computer. The signals received govern the ABS the traction control and speed sensors which in turn supply info to the transmission control and govern gear change. Have the rotors examined for damage and the pick up sensors which can be located on each of the four wheels. I suspect that one of the rear rotors is out of alignment or there is damage to one of the wheel sensors. Regards John

Posted on Feb 19, 2012

Testimonial: "Thank you very much. The problem was exactly like you said. The guy who did the job failed to put back the rotors or rings that fits on the CV joint ends close to the wheels."

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The best thing to do is call a "mechanic buddy" and have a case of beer on stanby. But if your determined to do it, than at least get a haynes or chiltons book to help with exploded view of the parts breakdown. I would start by jacking the rear end on stands and taking off the tires, the rear brakes and rear bearing assemblies. The cv shafts line up like a regular driveshaft on a rwd, so make sure you don't whack any of the splines up around the edges where they meet the transaxle. I will tell you if you're not comfortable with doing your own brakes, you will do yourself a galactic amount of good by finding someone who is to help you out.

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SOURCE: how much to repair a cv joint on my 190e?

If doing it yourself go to they have parts going back 60 years and are extremely fast. A normal CV joint/shaft e.g. GM costs about $125. The labor will be about $150 at a normal mechanic. Do it yourself and save by seeing how-to's and renting the main bearing socket at
or Canadian Tire.

good luck

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