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Old 08-04-2005, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys

I took my car to a local BMW dealership today to find out why my car was stuck in limp mode or third gear.

They informed me that 1) the oxygen sensor needs replacing and 2) i need to replace the solenoid in the transmission.

I am by no means a mechanic, but i do know the basics.

The dealer said i shouldn't even fix the solenoid and just get a new transmission, because often times after resealing the transmission, it will leak.

But he did say that would fix my trans program issue.

What do you guys think?
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confusing a bit.......I would though take the dealer's advise on the tranny.....expensive!!! but the O2 sensors? I'll do it myself to save couple dollars here and there!!! good luck

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