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  • sam
    sam - 1992 BMW 735i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/27/2014
    Car wont go forward or reverse
    loud pop from rear wont go fwd or rev dash all german read out said "oil elektrik motor" motor still runs
     
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  • sam
    sam - 1992 BMW 735i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/27/2014
    Car wont go forward or reverse
    loud pop from rear wont go fwd or rev dash all german read out said "oil elektrik motor" motor still runs
     
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  • sam
    sam - 1992 BMW 735i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/27/2014
    Car runs wont go forward or reverse
    pulled out driveway 500feet heard loud pop from rear car wont go forward or reverse still runs read out all in german said something like "oil elekrik motor"
     
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  • Gadjet
    Gadjet - 2002 BMW M3 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/17/2014
    Convertible top not working
    Soft top not working
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 BMW 530i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/16/2014
    Reverse does not work at all.
    How difficult and expensive would it be to fix the reverse in this bmw? Everything but the reverse works.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 BMW 530i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/16/2014
    Reverse does not work at all.
    How difficult and expensive would it be to fix the reverse in this bmw? Everything but the reverse works.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 BMW 325i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/4/2014
    Can I top my transmission oil through my gearstick bmw 325i semi auto
    Can I top my transmission oil through my gearstick bmw 325i semi auto
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 BMW 525xi - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/13/2014
    Why does my car rpm slightly increase when I am at a red light
    car also makes a noise
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 BMW 328i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/29/2014
    Clutch pedal stays down
    while driving the car the clutch pedal was pushed in to change gears and stayed about 3/4 of the way down. My daughter had to reach down and pull it back up. Unfortunately can't get it to shift gears now either. There were no signs of any problem before this occurred.
     
    • Jimm
      3/29/2014 Jimm
      Simple and inexpensive repair - replace both the clutch master and clutch slave hydraulic cylinders at the same time. The clutch master and slave cylinders are mounted underneath the vehicle on the lower firewall on the outside - just next to the transmission and behind the clutch pedal arm.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the clutch master cylinder from around $66.00, and the clutch slave cylinder from around $25.70 for your vehicle.

      Reference these websites for the clutch master and slave cylinder replacement steps; www.AutoMD.com and the 'How-To-Guides' feature, www.autozone.com - to list only two sources.
      Jimm
      3/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you very much.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 BMW 745Li - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/24/2014
    When I stopped to a stop sign feeis like someone hit me and steering will not go up down but every other function works
    103200.432 had transmissions work done 2013 Replacedvac pump 11667545384 ] and oil pressure leaks and having rd control
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2011 BMW X5 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/20/2014
    Should I apply parking break at all times after putting car into park.does this affect transmission
    I've been told that by preventing the truck/car from rolling it saves wear and tear on the transmission. Is this true?
     
    • Jimm
      3/20/2014 Jimm
      Yes, true statement. The parking brake uses the rear brakes application to hold the weight of the vehicle. Simply relying on the transmission does not cause harm - but in the event the transmission 'Park' locking mechanism does not work or fails unexpectedly, then the vehicle may tend to roll.

      Generally best to use both devices; the transmission Park position and the parking brake engagement when parking the vehicle and leaving it unattended.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/9/2014
    Where is the trans range sensor located in my car
    the check engine light is o and the code is po705. can I fix this my self? can the switch be adjusted? if it can be adjusted can you tell me how to adjust it. it it can't be adjusted can you tell me how to replace it
     
    • Jimm
      3/9/2014 Jimm
      These range sensors were prone to failure due to corrosion. Location is on the bottom of the transmission near the subframe - and due to location is easily replaced.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the transmission range sensor from around $61.00 for your vehicle - depending upon the build date.
      If you need directions / instructions for the replacement, use these websites; www.autozone.com, or www.AutoMD.com and the 'How-To-Guides' feature.
      Jimm
      3/9/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank ytou
  • james
    james - 2007 BMW 328i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/28/2014
    My car loses power and does not start back up. This has happened numerous times
    I was driving and the car turned off, and there was no power at all. This is the third time this has happened. It's been to the shop and is always good for about 3 to 4 months then it happens again
     
    • Jimm
      2/28/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - what was / is the repair shop previous diagnosis? What repairs were performed previously?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Where is the trans range sensor located
    my service light is on and the code is po705
     
    • Jimm
      2/27/2014 Jimm
      These range sensors were prone to failure due to corrosion. Location is on the bottom of the transmission near the subframe - and due to location is easily replaced.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the transmission range sensor from around $61.00 for your vehicle - depending upon the build date.
      If you need directions / instructions for the replacement, use these websites; www.autozone.com, or www.AutoMD.com and the 'How-To-Guides' feature.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/27/2014
    Where is the trans range sensor on a 2000 bmw 323ci
    my check engine light is on and the code is po706
     
    • Jimm
      2/27/2014 Jimm
      These range sensors were prone to failure due to corrosion. Location is on the bottom of the transmission near the subframe - and due to location is easily replaced.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the transmission range sensor from around $61.00 for your vehicle - depending upon the build date.
      If you need directions / instructions for the replacement, use these websites; www.autozone.com, or www.AutoMD.com and the 'How-To-Guides' feature.