Bad Tranny! - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 10-13-2004, 04:40 PM
1st Gear Member
 
leobmw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
leobmw is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Hi, i own a 99 528i automatic and my check engine light comes on interminent.
So i finally took the car to the dealer to get it scaned and they told me I need a new transmission, but i don't belive them, because my transmission has been shifting fine(not slipping, not jerking, grinding) and my car has only 67k. they told me that the fault code 111 was poping up and that meant internal transmission failure, so can you guys please help me out. they whant to charge me 3700 for a new tranny.
Have you guys heard of that code before?
leobmw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 10-14-2004, 11:51 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Suzy Moody is an unknown quantity at this point
Seeking advice for similar problem. I have a 1994 540i. Transmission would jump into saftey mod every once in a while. Mechanic said it was bad altenator and we replaced it. It also had a mysterious oil leak. After much cleaning and observation, it was found the transmission oil was blowing back out of the vent hose? Mechanic says I need new transmission. Could this be true? Any other similar prolems?
Suzy Moody is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 10-14-2004, 12:36 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
transporter528 is an unknown quantity at this point
go to another dealer or another mechanic, if you say it comes on interminent. Does heat or time have anything to do with it, or is it when you drive realy hard? It could be something simpler like the torgue converter or something?

<img src='http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/640000-640999/640301_32_full.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

<a href='http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/640301' target='_blank'>http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/640301</a>

transporter528 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 07:47 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Suzy Moody is an unknown quantity at this point
The fluid leak is more pronounced the longer it is driven. Does not leak sitting in the drive. Thanks for the advice. Going to another mechanic. I'll let you know what comes up.
Suzy Moody is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 08:49 AM
LOS
4th Gear Member
 
LOS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: L.A Calif.
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LOS is an unknown quantity at this point
According to the manual:

Code 111: TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH CIRCUIT/OPEN


As you know, the transmission consists of 3 main elements, the torque converter (front of the transmission), The body valve (bottom of transmission) and the gearbox (top of transmission).

The manual also mentions that some small transmission problems can be fix by REPLACING the fluid! You need to talk to someone who knows transmissions...

Good luck!

LOS
LOS is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 10-15-2004, 11:41 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
transporter528 is an unknown quantity at this point
The fluid doesn't leak while parked but does while driving?
thats wierd but are you sure its tranny fluid not something else?

And i had my engine light and my tranny go into safty mode once when i was messing around and going sideways in the rain. But i turned the car off and it reset.

Good luck man and keep us posted with your problem.

<img src='http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/640000-640999/640301_32_full.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

<a href='http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/640301' target='_blank'>http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/640301</a>

transporter528 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 11-01-2004, 04:19 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Joprimo is an unknown quantity at this point
Same problem I have today!!! Brought my 99 528i into "stealer" today and found code 111 ... they are recommending replacement of the torque converter @ $2150. Yikes! Oh...this comes just after I had the fuel tank sensor replaced 3 weeks ago at $450. Car has 68k miles.
Joprimo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome