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#1 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 07:31 AM
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Hi there,
My tranny has a few problems. It all started a year or so ago, when at the end of a long trip, 900km, the tranny slipped and went into limp home mode after lighting up the tranny '!'. Recently, a few months ago, it started having problems of not shifting into reverse for a few seconds, and then dumping in with a heavy thud. Now we have started having the '!' come on today, again with hte limp home mode loked into 3rd or 4th gear. It seems to be happening in 1st gear mostly, but other gears have had the problem. Switch the car off for a while and it resets itself and drives normally. The problem with reverse, as described earlier, is mostly on a steep driveway, reversing up it, but has also happened on the flat. I'm very tempted to change the tranny fluid, which seems to be the remedy for most problems, but just wanted to check if there are other possible problems people may have encountered. For you info, the car is a Spet '95 320i in Australia. It is now on 163000km and has regular service, but to my knowledge, no tranny fluid replacement. Thanks for any suggestions. Stefan.
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Changing the fluid cant do any harm make sure its done right and the right ATF is used, but if its been low for a year you may be to late. With the fluid level low pressure to the clutches is reduce and the clutches slip and as they slip they wear.
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Originally posted by bad man working@Feb 14 2005, 05:46 AM
Changing the fluid cant do any harm make sure its done right and the right ATF is used, but if its been low for a year you may be to late. With the fluid level low pressure to the clutches is reduce and the clutches slip and as they slip they wear.
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I haven't noticed much in the way of slipping as such. It just seems to just pop out of gear and go into limp mode. The problem of jumping out of gear has only showed its head in the last few days and it seems to have got worse since, maybe the first incident was unrelated. I do seem to remember a small fluid leak a few months ago, which could have been leaking tranny fluid. Thanks for the help, i will send it to the gearbox and dif specialists and see what they say.
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