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  • Jean-Luc
    Jean-Luc - 2006 BMW 330i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/12/2014
    How difficult or how do you replace the automatic gear-shift assembly on a '06 330i?
    BMW dealer diagnosed my '06 330i as needing an automatic gear-shift assembly. When the shifter is pulled left into the sport-mode option, it doesn't do anything. In other words, it doesn't go into its more aggressive gear shifting mode. Dealer wants a pint of ...
     
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  • victor dottor
    victor dottor - 1998 BMW 540i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/9/2014
    Hello, I have a humming noise from the car only when moving, not sure if its the rear bearings or not. when moving
    i take the car out of drive and it still makes the noise. the brakes, were replaced too, all around and still makes the noise
     
    • Alex Merlin
      9/5/2014 Alex Merlin
      You'd better use the bmw diagnostic tool to diagnose if you are sure that you can solve it by yourself, or you can also consult a professional mechanic. The below website may be helpful for you to find the tool. hope it is helpful to you. http://www.plusobd.com/.../...gnostic-tool.html
    • AutoMD Member
      9/9/2014 AutoMD Member
      2014.07V BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool with latest Software, Adapter and WIFI .It is Second generation of BMW ISTA Diagnose and programming system.This is the best tool for BMW ICOM.
  • sam
    sam - 1992 BMW 735i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/5/2014
    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"
     
    • AutoMD Member
      9/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I suggest you use the BMW Professional diagnostic tools to diagnose what is the problem, so relatively secure.
    • Alex Merlin
      9/5/2014 Alex Merlin
      You'd better use the bmw diagnostic tool to diagnose if you are sure that you can solve it by yourself, or you can also consult a professional mechanic. The below website may be helpful for you to find the tool. hope it is helpful to you. http://www.plusobd.com/.../...gnostic-tool.html
  • sam
    sam - 1992 BMW 735i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/1/2014
    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
     
    • Allaboutbimmer
      8/31/2014 Allaboutbimmer
      is it manual or automatic?
    • AutoMD Member
      9/1/2014 AutoMD Member
      I suggest you use the BMW Professional diagnostic tools to diagnose what is the problem, so relatively secure.
  • mizdamyna
    mizdamyna - 2007 BMW 530xi - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 8/23/2014
    Transmission malfunction light came on
    Will I be able to drive the rest of the way home right now just happened don't want to damage it further
     
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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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  • 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
    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