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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-20-2006, 04:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Another Transmission problem...fun!

ok...so i had an accident with my bmw (325 '87), and i got the body fixed, and i must say is looks brand new, mostly.

But, the shift console(where the shift lever is) slipped out of the rear console mount (where its held inplace, kind of underneath the ebrake, above the drive shaft) during this crash. So, what holds the rear console mount inplace is a single nut which is very difficult to get to because of the exhaust and driveshaft. My question is what is the best approach to this problem? I know the rest of the transmission is fine because it can move through all the gears and there's no problem except this one.
Also, i was wondering if there's a special tool that can make it back there and what size the nut is.

thanx for the input.
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i was just wondering if no one knows how
or if there is just not a great answer
i just want to get this car moving better :-/
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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umm why dont you just move the drive shaft and exhaust then reinstall it?... easy....
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