Question about 2004 BMW 3 Series
I have a BMW X3, 2004, 2.5cc, auto gear, Petrol. The local dealer is unable to fix the problem. Diagnostic computer error message found by the dealer is "5dea Transfer case Temperature”
I need help. When driving, the car has some noise that sound like a gear slipping or jerking noise under the car. More towards the back of the drive or left of the car, I cannot tell. This is more when in traffic jam or going up a hill. I also noticed that this happens after say 20 minutes of driving.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is with the gear oil. To keep ahead of the rest BMW started what they call life time oil for their gear boxes, though that sounds great it doesn't really work in reality, they have now gone back to recommending a gear oil change every 60k miles.
In short you need to change your gear oil and soon, the oil in your gear box is no longer effective and will damage the gear box. You'll need about 5 litres for your car and costs around £15 a litre, expensive stuff!! I had the same problem with my 328i auto, the dealer was clueless and kept quoting the lifetime oil, I changed the oil and the problem has gone and it's so much smoother.
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Posted on May 19, 2009
THE PROBLEM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TEMPERATURE THERE IS A MODULE THAT CONTROL THAT FUNCTION FIND OUT WHERE IN THE CAR ITS LOCATED AND TEST THE GROUND OUT PUT SIDE OF THE MODULE MAY NOT BE PUTTING OUT NO GROUND SIGNAL TO TRIGGER SCREEN
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
This could be caused by two things. Your engine could be burning excess oil under strain which smells like burning rubber, and also the belt could be slipping causing the smell. The only other thing is the tires may be slipping if they are worn. This would cause very uneven wear on the tire so the last one would be very obvious.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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