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.
Ok fellers... I was driving along, minding my own business, on a bumpy dirt road, and all of a sudden, I was in neutral. So when I came to a stop, all my forward gears became neutralized. I can only go backwards. It is full of fluid and there's no leak. The stranger part is that when the back wheels are off the ground, the forward gears work, and shift fine. Underneath the car, the shift lever moves fine through all the gears. I'm kinda stumped, so any help would be greatly appreciated
86 325es, Automatic.
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Uh oh, worse case seneiro is you blew out the one way clutch or sprag (called other things) in the transmission. Pull your pan and look for metal flakes and dust if there is start lookin for a trans. A few netural drops and/or pumping over 300hp in the stock trans are normaly what causes this.
I have rebuilt the 3 and 4 HP 22 EH trans and they are a bear to do (demanding job) and if you blew out the sprag you'll be better off with another trans.
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