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Old 09-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Introduction and AT Shift Cable Adjust Question

Hello all,

I'm Paul just purchased an e34 - 1994 530i M60 ZF5HP18 sedan. There are a few problems with it and most of them I can sort myself.

So far I have uncovered some neglect (I got the car for a steal):
-Shocks (all 4 Corners)
-Rear Brakes (rotors and pads, metal on metal)
-Differential is leaking fluid its covered in it (probably the seals)
-AT shift cable is incorrectly adjusted (car will only go into S4, have to really push to make it lock into park)
-some scratches on the door and door molding missing (some minor rust spots from small nicks)
-one of the fuel tank hangers is missing, there is a ratcheting strap in its place (seems to be holding the fuel tank ok, but I'd like to replace it after checking the mounting locations for rust)

From the list the AT Shift Cable is the only thing a little uncertain to me.
I saw this Untitled Document . Now I'm curious whether I need that "special tool". I can't seem to find it via a Google search.
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Welcome to Bimmerwerkz.

Hang on, if you have a ZF5HP18 transmission you should have a Manual. The "5" denotes it as being a 5 Speed.

Find the transmission oil pan, just above it on the drivers side is the Selector Rod.
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Yea I can figure out where it is, my question was about that tool is it needed? Or just be careful with the selector
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The link you posted defaults to the main page so I can't actually see which took your refering to.
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Go into Contents on the top -> automatic transmission -> AS5 310 Z ->Selector Level - Adjust
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answer is in this thread on a different forum, he cites using two wrenches ZF 5HP18 - Valve Body Gone or Rebuilt Transmission Time?
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I see what you mean now. The tool refered to is the Gearshift Cable Holder. You could always make something similiar, but if you wish the tool is availavle from Baum Tools. Click the link below and scroll down to page 34.

Section 23 Manual Transmission for 1993_3_Srs_FDE21912D68C5EF332312A83C18084C3

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