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Transmission slow to go into first gear unless auto is warmed up

New problem my 528I 1998 BMW has recently started hesitating to move into first gear unless I go out and let it sit idle and warm up for a few minutes regardless to whether or not it is cold out (worse if cold).

Once it warms up and I take of all is fine but before I did not have to do this and could just go out, start the car and slowly allow it to warm up on its own before I hit 10-20mph.

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  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    HAVE YOU HAD A TRANS SERVICE DONE AT ANY TIME SINCE YOU HAVE OWNED THE VECH A WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BEING DONE IF YOU HAVE NOT.GOOD LUCK

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Change fluid & filter. no dipstick, sealed tranny. can remove both pans from underneath to access filter.

It is a GM 4L30E trans. used on Isuzu Rodeo and Cadillac Catera. BMW, in their inifinite wisdom, markets it as lifetime fluid. The second biggest bunch of **** advertising that ever was. Heat and friction will wear out ANY fluid!

BTW, it will delay shifting into highest gear when cold. this is normal

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