I have a '98 740i and just recently my transmission started
to act up.
I have 3 shift programs: Adaptive (also called Adaptive Transmission Control, or AGS), Manual, and Sports (A, M, and S/4).
The default at start is always Adaptive - until recently.
My car now starts in Manual (M), and even if I press the switch to Adaptive (A), the car immediately shifts to Manual (M) when I come to a stop (like at a stop sign), and it stays there. I press the switch to Adaptive, but the car goes back to Manual once I stop again.
It never did this before. It always stayed in Adaptive (A) mode.
Any hints or suggestions for fixing would be appreciated.