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  • patrick
    patrick - 1986 BMW 528e - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/19/2015
    I have a 1986 BMW 528e that needs a automatic transmission does GM make a transmission that will interchange
    miles 86000 it only drives in reverse no warning lights I bought it from a one owner and it sat in his garage 3yrs.i've been told GM has the 5l40-e and the 4l40-e built for BMW which will interchange& how hard are they to find
     
    • Jimm
      4/19/2015 Jimm
      The transmission is a 4L30E model.

      ACURA SLX (SUV) 3.2L -- 3.5L V6 1996 > 4L30E
      BMW 318I W/1.89L -- 1.9L L4 1992 > 4L30E
      BMW 323I W/ 2.5L L6 (2 OIL PANS) 1997-98 4L30E
      BMW 325I W/2.5L L4 1992-95 4L30E
      BMW 328I W/2.8L L6 1996 > 4L30E
      BMW 525I ALL 1991-95 4L30E
      BMW 528I W/2.8L L6 1996 > 4L30E
      BMW Z3 ROADSTER W/1.9L L4 -- 2.8L L6 1996 > 4L30E
      CADILLAC CATERA 1997 > 4L30E
      HONDA PASSPORT 2.6L L4 -- 3.2L V6 1994-98 4L30E
      ISUZU AMIGO 3.2L V6 (NO OIL PAN) 2.2L L4 1999 4L30E
      ISUZU RODEO 2.6L L4 -- 3.2L V6 1991-98 4L30E
      ISUZU TROOPER 3.2L 3.5L V6 (2 OIL PANS) 1990-98 4L30E
  • jon
    jon - 2001 BMW 330Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/12/2015
    Hi, thank you. changed clutch slipping.now nock nock in bell housing when cluch pressed in dut dut dut sound front ofbel
    Clutch we took out looked ok. Pedal a little weak now. Dut dut sound bout 3 times a second. Front of bell housing when clutch pressed in. It's a auto adjust clutch for bmw
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2014 BMW 750i xDrive - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/24/2015
    How to Crack Renault Can Clip ?
    1. After Installation finish, DO NOT run your CLiP!!! 1st replace the original file (firstly backup your original RSRwin.exe) with the RSRwin.exe file in C:\CLIP_X91\Lib\Application\ 2. Then run RSRwin.exe, choose "Register me now" and in the next window select ...
     
    • nick
      1/24/2015 nick
      I have a 99 Dodge Durango I was sitting at a stoplight it died it wouldn't start for 15 minutes what would it be
  • tang771
    tang771 - 1998 BMW 328i - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/23/2015
    I have a broken clutch
    When I press the clutch pedal down, it remains in the down position
     
    • Jimm
      1/23/2015 Jimm
      Replace the clutch master and slave cylinders. Refill the brake master cylinder with fresh fluid.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the clutch master cylinder from around $59.00,and the slave cylinder from around $25.00 each for your vehicle.
  • ccwillis
    ccwillis - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/21/2014
    Is my differential out?
    Leaving a freeway exit, I was shifting from 5th to neutral and heard a loud bang in the rear. After getting it pushed to the side of a gas station, I seen there was fluid leaking from the rear as well as a trail to prove it. I also noticed that I can't engage the ...
     
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  • ccwillis
    ccwillis - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/21/2014
    Is my differential out?
    Leaving a freeway exit, I was shifting from 5th to neutral and heard a loud bang in the rear. After getting it pushed to the side of a gas station, I seen there was fluid leaking from the rear as well as a trail to prove it. I also noticed that I can't engage the ...
     
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  • ccwillis
    ccwillis - 2000 BMW 323Ci - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/21/2014
    Is my differential out?
    Leaving a freeway exit, I was shifting from 5th to neutral and heard a loud bang in the rear. After getting it pushed to the side of a gas station, I seen there was fluid leaking from the rear as well as a trail to prove it. I also noticed that I can't engage the ...
     
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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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