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Bmw x5 slow gear change

Hi, i got a 2005 bmw x5 diesel, and when its cold the gears take thier time to change, but when its warm its perfect, can you help pls thanx

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    i have bmw 320i 1992 , when it is cold it takes time to move at d but the r is quick and when it is warm all are perfect.

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M8 try changing the gearbox oil or check if its at its optimal level if the box is empty of gear oil it would do the same thing

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This is normal to some extent to try and warm up the tranny to opp temperature as soon as possible. make sure the vehicle had the latest software installed in the transmission as this could also cause a delayed shift when cold.

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Before you make any other moves, I would try having the transmission flushed and refilled and filters changed and if that doesn't work, you may have burned out the modulator so you may have to shop around for another transmission or have that one rebuilt, whichever would be feasibly financial for you.

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SOURCE: I have fault code EGS (054) 36 Gear monitoring 4,

2003 X5 bmw the trans. fail safe program comes on when driving, I was told that the trans needs to clean out and put new sensors. Is that true it gives the code 055

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How to reest trans fail safe mode 2005 bmw x5 3.0 litre diesel

Have to have the transmission problem diagnosed

Best not to use it or you may ruin the trans in as little
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Just means it isn't warmed up yet when sputters and misfires. Most likely a bad connection on the temperature sending unit in the engine or that sending unit is faulty. This sending unit tells the computer when engine is warm or cold and has to be functional. When working properly, it tells the computer to put engine in cold start mode, which it is not doing. The sensor is stuck in open position or warm mode and not giving the engine enough fuel when cold making it misfire and sputter. Fix that and you'll have no other problems with revving either.

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# PLEASE HELP ME # I have a 2005 bmw x5 3.0d sport. it jerks when coming to a standstill as if someone has hit you from behind? It only does it in D if you drive it in DS or Tiptroninc it drives fine all...

Hi:) This sound like the valve body in the transmission has a warren valve that is allowing fluid by the valve when it get hot. See when fluid is cold it is thick and can be held back with a 0.006" gap but when it get hot the fluid will pass by the valve. It can be repaired if got to in time.

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normal at start up when it is cold. once it warms up it should shift normal.
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Transmission slow to go into first gear unless auto is warmed up

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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