1996 BMW 740il Transmission Failure and Check Engine
I have a 1996 BMW 740iL with 176k miles. The check engine light is on and when I start the car and shift the gear from Park to Drive it takes about 6 seconds for the car to move and I get a display message that says Transmission failure. When I am driving the vehicle the shifting seems fine. Even when I put it into park and shift it into drive again it seems fine. It seems like I only have this problem on a cold start.
As far as Check Engine Light goes I know how to use a OBD II reader but I dont think this car has one? Are the OBD I readers similar to the OBDII giving me a code and it will give me more info? Where is the OBD on this car?