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I have a E36 328i *** import. When cold the shift from 1st to 2nd is extreamly rough. After a few km's (possibly when the trans warms up) the shifting is perfect. The problem only occurs between 1st & 2nd, all other shifts a smooth. Cheers.

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I had the same problem with my car it is not a major problem your car probably has high mileage, You can replace your torque converter replaced but that will be expensive, The price to fix it completely outweigh's the problem.

What I suggest and works for me is while the trans is still cold just anticipate the shift from 1st to 2nd and just before the change occurs eas of the accelerator and then when the car has changed from 1st to 2nd just accelerate again.

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