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Old 06-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2002 E46 330i Steptronic transmission

I have a 2002 E46 330i Steptronic - when stopping car downshifts fine until it reaches first gear - which at that time make a hard downshift. If I put the car in neutral and stop or if I put the transmission into sports mode, I do not get this hard downshift.
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I don't think this tranny was designed to be shifted into first gear unless u are at a complete stop.
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At what speed does this hard downshift happen?
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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5-10 miles per hour - in another forum the concensus seems to be that I need to have the tranny reflashed, not sure what this entails or costs - will post a separate thread to this question
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Had it fixed (transmission reflashed) at dealer for $147 incl taxes. Works like new.
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i still don't think you should be shifting into first gear nless you are at a complete stop... you wreck your synchromesh...
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