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Old 08-25-2008, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1993 320I and my problem is my transmission will not engage the fifth gear when i put it on 'D', i cannot go past 70Kph without causing my transmission to constantly slip!...however when i put it on '4' then there is no slippage... also another question: can the transmission control module cause the transmission to slip? cause lately the indicator light on my tcm have been coming on! thanks for any help! I went to the dealer and they told me that i will need to put in a new transmission...
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Internal clutch wear in most cases will be the cause of slipping.....& considering your bimmer being 15 years old & if the mileage is high, this is very likely.......so it seems like the trans will need replacing......
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Q: when was last time you changed tranny oil and filter???

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169 000 Km... i am actually changing the trans oil first and see if that will make the problem go away...if not then i have no choice....
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slipping in a single gear at any range of throttle is potentially a problem with the transmission itself. i would get a proper mechanic to diagnose that issue because it could be costly or something simple that we can only guess at.
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