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Old 02-25-2004, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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98 528i auto trans.

problem: wont upshift out of second..

i havent had a chance to investigate and wont have a chance till atleast tommorow.

what have you gents seen go on these trannies that would cause this problem... GM most of the time was just the fluid it self.. but id like to know any info at all b4 going at it head on as i am not an expert with bmw..

solenoids?

TCM?
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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one of you knows the damn answear!!!

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Does it start in second, like in limp-home mode? Or does it start in first, shift fine to second, and then stay there...??
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Does the shift indicator indicate the gears selected? Correctly for all positions?
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starts in first shifts to second wont get out of second into 3rd..

shift indicator is working perfectly..
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Sounds like a second to third solenoid but then again could be a valve body issue. But also, being a '98, maybe a mileage issue. Even though those bastards claim a "lifetime" fluid Bullsh*t, that's just crap. So, the thing to do is check the fault codes, then check fluid condition. Modern diagnostics will dictate repairs..... make sense????
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