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Old 09-26-2008, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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94 740il trans fail code

when i start out in drive the engine revs up for short bit then takes off.. then sometimes the trans fail code pops up on the screen. some say i need to add fluid to the tranny.. but i cant even find a dip stick. so what would be a solution to this problem.
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when did you notice this happening? suddenly or over time?
How many miles are on the car?
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when i start out in drive the engine revs up for short bit then takes off.. then sometimes the trans fail code pops up on the screen. some say i need to add fluid to the tranny.. but i cant even find a dip stick. so what would be a solution to this problem.
You wont find a dip stick for the trans oil its all done from underneath.
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this has been going on for sometime now but lately it has been getting worse. reverse is hard to get into some time . its got 145k miles
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When was the last time you had the boxed serviced?? they do not have lifetime oil as BMW say, what they mean is around 100,000 miles.
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have never done anything,so im going to try to fix it my self .
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have never done anything,so im going to try to fix it my self .
So do you have E32 or an E38 ?
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