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Old 07-04-2004, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What can anyone tell me about a '94 BMW 740 IL that suddenly won't go into reverse?It worked perfectly until yesterday... and then it decided not to go into reverse. It simply does nothing at all. Any help will be appreciated.
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my friend had a 3 series with transmission problems, it was an auto, and whenever he shifted into reverse there was like a 3 or 4 second hesitation before it finally kicked into reverse. and a few months later he couldnt get it into reverse at all. be sure to get the mechanic to check it out.

whens the last time the trans fluid was replaced? thats a good place to start

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Hi, Sounds like classic plastic check balls in the valvebody problem. There are 100's of thousands of 5hp30's(your transmission Type ) affected by this same problem. Do a google search for 5hp30 ericson industries (they offer kits to rebuild the vb yourself for $100 with filter or they will exchange for $350.00 It's not real hard to do . And don't let anybody suck you in to paying $32.00 quart for shell la2634 fluid,Call 1-800 # on the back of shell,quaker state ,or penniol (same company) And they will verify that they sell a multi -vehicle atf 100% sin,that out proforms la2634 and they with warantt that. jim g
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4whites@sbcglobal.net[QUOTE]I have the same problem! What did you find out about your transmission problem? I'm dying to know. Thanks![
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