E36 auto trans slipping, please advise!
So yesterday after work, went by the auto shop on base to have them put the bimmer on the lift to see what color tag is on the trans cover box. When driving there, the trans was starting to slip significantly worst than usual, sometimes to the point that it didn't feel like it was fully engaging. So the mechanics referred me to a trans shop out in town about 10 miles away. On the drive there it started to do the same thing, only this time it never would fully engage into the gear. I had to keep it in first gear and slowly work into the others until I got to the shop. The guy told me that the bimmer was almost a 1 1/2 quarts low on fluid, but didn't appear to have any leaks. He topped it off and took it for a test drive. It did fix the problem, but only temporarily as it still slips from 1st-2nd if I apply a little too much gas.
I'm going to take it in today to have him have a closer look to see what's going on, but from how it's acting, I think I may have a transmission swap in my near future.
Any thoughts, comments or suggestions? Thanks guys!
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Last edited by 94 Money Pit; 11-01-2012 at 10:28 AM.