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#1 (permalink) Old 01-29-2005, 01:30 AM
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Hi Guys ! what is the cause of rough angagment when you shift for instance from NEUTRAL to REVERSE or PARK to DRIVE , car has only 30 000 miles. I tried new one 320 i with 3000 miles on - does not do it , any tips or sugestion please?
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replace or top up the oil in the automatic transmission..
im not certain,,never had an auto
but dont they have somewhere to top up the oil
and i even think they have a dipstick to check,,also check the colour of it...dark colour normally means it is burnt and getting hot..
manuals dont have a top up thingy,,but auto's do??

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hi again

just checked my haynes manual

seems some bmw's have a dipstick to check the auto trans,,and some dont..i hope yours does,,makes it easier to check

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What do you mean by “rough engagement”? Does it mean a clunk somewhere between the tranny and the rear? and/or difficulty in engaging the selected gear?
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What do you mean by “rough engagement”? Does it mean a clunk somewhere between the tranny and the rear? and/or difficulty in engaging the selected gear?
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No , simply when you move gear selector from neutral to reverse or park to drive there is a "kick" or jerk ,whatever.I had new Bimmer a loaner car from the dealer and to compare to my there is no any feeling when moving gear selector thru the each gear. One more thing, it is more noticable when engine at full operational temperature.There is no problem with gear engagment on my car. Regards . Zibby.
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Does not sound like a transmission problem to me. Again without seeing the car if I have to guess I'll be looking somewhere else. This jerking has to do with mounts/universal joints/center bearing driveshaft etc. A very common weak link on these cars is the flexible coupler AKA Guibo causing other symptoms like vibration on take offs etc.

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Does not sound like a transmission problem to me. Again without seeing the car if I have to guess I'll be looking somewhere else. This jerking has to do with mounts/universal joints/center bearing driveshaft etc. A very common weak link on these cars is the flexible coupler AKA Guibo causing other symptoms like vibration on take offs etc.

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