Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Found none, so changed the fluid. Most of the issues with these transmissions are in the valve bodies. Even if a few expensive things 'pop' in the near future, the money I saved buying this car over less satisfying alternatives will easily cover it. September 26, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't see how that will work. Then with the ignition still on start the vehicle. January 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like a low fluid or pressure issue.
Since I couldn't make a refund, I am looking for a solution to deal it with now. This will circulate the transmission fluid. After seeing the message I powered down the car for 5 minutes and restarted it. The stock stereo system is unbelievably good - for 12 years old, the speakers are outstanding - almost no distortion at higher volume, and crystal-clear sound. You may need a rebuild. Common items that are not guaranteed include but not limited too nuts, bolts, links, seals, bushings, ball joints, brackets, bezels, wiring, cables, sensors and other applicable items depending on the part.
March 14, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. Everything was fine before the service was carried out. May 2, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you can't shift the vehicle using the shifter, check the cable and shift mechanism first. Supportive seating is provided in both the front and rear, and even adults won't mind sitting in the backseat. Thats already in the works. I held off getting a new car, hoping against hope, to get a new one - the difference between the 5 wagon and the 3 wagon was night and day. It sucks when you're in traffic and can't pull over! Its also easy to fix yourself if you are handy with a wrench.
My car will throw codes and trans faults when the batt is low or dead. Could be a bad spring, sensor or seal. The transmission holds about 10 liters of fluid. September 1, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, that makes perfect sense. Basically its sticking valves in the valvebody. I would have gotten an opinion from a good independent mechanic in the area, however, you are lucky that bmw is agreeing to cover this on their tab considering that your warranty just expired.
Secondly a high oil level assuming the vehicle is level can be caused by excessive condensation water in the differential. If it doesn't go away, have it checked for leaks. This is exacerbated by a plastic transmission pan that develops micro cracks and leaks. I bought a used bmw 520 2008. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. After that my car felt like it was stuck in one1 or 2 gear.
This will be your best bet when diagnosing. Finally changed left anti roll bar link resolving problem. I find it easier to work with the driveshaft removed. I would have a shop check the adaptation values first, to be sure they are not at the end of adjustment. I had a single hard shift which triggered transmission fail light. Just read that sticky thread and get ready to whip our the credit card.
They said that the transmission should last 2 to 3 years with out it giving out on me but i would like to have a permanent fix because i really like my car and would like to keep it for a while. This has happened three times. We do not require a core charge or a return of the old part or engine. Yes, the end that is near the plug. I think I was taken! Now even the most juvenile mechanic will be able to tell you that there are more than a few components that go towards making a transmission, did the dealer even bother to find out exactly what has gone wrong? October 20, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. February 8, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: This sounds like a classic case of a failed mechatronic adapter seal.
It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. They claim that the computer reported an overheating message 6 times but we only got the message once. Clearly not unique or acceptable. Along with all the technology came an aggressive new body that most people either love or hate. The intermittent nature of the problem indicates the root problem as what could be software and if there is a component failure, it would probably show up as a permanent fault. The stock stereo system is unbelievably good - for 12 years old, the speakers are outstanding - almost no distortion at higher volume, and crystal-clear sound.
My vehicle only had about 40K miles or so at the time. October 26, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: usually drain plugs and seals for the plugs are replaced when removed. Clearly not unique or acceptable. Gaskets around windows cracked and falling out. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. You didn't give your mileage, but you are probably still under warranty. Im just concerned on what could've caused that,and what should i do.