Fault Code? - 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
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
528iTdude's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
528iTdude is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Fault Code?

A check engine light recently came on in my dash. I had my mechanic service the car, and plug his reader into the OBD system. Apparently, the fault code reads: "TC fault, torque converter lock up". My transmission shifts smoothly in all 4 speeds, and I get around 32 MPG on the highway. The RMS's however are in the 2000 range at 60 MPH, but that seems to be normal, according to several posts on this site. Anyone have any insight to the problem? Thanks. JM>
528iTdude is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 05:23 PM
5th Gear Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
d3ity will become famous soon enough d3ity will become famous soon enough
Without your own code reader, it's impossible to say whether that's mechanic's bullshit or a real problem. A codereader usually runs about 120-140 bucks... and is part of the two best items you will ever purchase for your car.

1. Bentley Manual - 50 bucks, will save you thousands.
2. Codereader - 120 bucks, will save you hours.
d3ity is offline  
Sponsored Links

  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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone know what I should replace with a Fault code p1511 lg1 3-Series (E36) 2 02-23-2007 10:14 PM
FXC-II Fault Code Henri 3-Series (E36) 3 03-30-2006 06:28 PM
Need help with fault code ! sycow 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 12-02-2005 04:48 PM
Strange Fault Code ben_t 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 04-02-2005 06:53 AM
Dwa/ews Input Peake Fault Code? jday 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 02-04-2005 09:19 AM

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