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TRANSMISSION 2nd to 3rd GEAR HARDSHIFT

I HAVE A 1997 328I THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IS SHIFTING VERY HARD WHEN UPSHIFT FROM 2ND GEAR TO 3RD GEAR AND WHEN DOWNSHIFTING FROM 3RD TO 2ND GEAR; BOTH TRANSMISSION SOLENOIDS WHERE REPLACED ON IT (1st&2nd/3rd&4th solenoid and 2nd&3rd solenoid) ALSO A TRANSMISSION SERVICE WAS PERFORMED. THE ONLY CODE I'M GETTING FROM THE TRANSMISSION IS CODE # 153 CAN DME LOAD SIGNAL. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT SHOULD MY NEXT MOVE BE?

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  • betobenztech Jan 29, 2009

    IS THAT THE CABLE RIGHT NEXT TO THE TRAINNY?

  • betobenztech Jan 29, 2009

    NO CHANGE ON IT STILL HARDSHIFT OR I MIGHT BE DOING THE ADJUSTMENT WRONG

  • betobenztech Jan 29, 2009

    THE ONLY CABLE I SEE IS THE ONE GOING FROM THE TRANSMISSION TO THE SHIFTER I DON'T SEE ANYTHING GOING TO THE TOP OF THE MOTOR

  • betobenztech Jan 29, 2009

    I DID ALSO PERFORMED A TEST DRIVE SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION MANUALLY AND IT STILL SHIFTS VERY HARD FROM 2ND TO 3RD AND DOWNSHIFTING ALSO

  • betobenztech Jan 29, 2009

    SO YOU THINK THE DETENTE CABLE SHOULD BE THE PROBLEM EVEN IF IT HARDSHIFTS BY SHIFTING MANUALLY?

  • betobenztech Jan 29, 2009

    DOES THE DETENTE CABLE HAVE ANOTHER NAME, I JUST SPOKE TO A FRIEND I HAVE IN THE BMW DEALER HE IS A PARTS GUY THOUGH BUT HE SAID HE HASN'T HEARD THAT NAME BEFORE. HE ALSO GAVE ME A PART NUMBER I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WOULD HELP ITS #25161423114

  • akguggilla Apr 24, 2009

    my car is having problem in shifting rom 2nd gear to 3rd,its slipping to 3rd gear directly from 1st gear while picking up, so anyone can help out in sloving dis one? is dis transmission prob? is it needed to b replaced?

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Have the detente cable checked it could be out of adjustment

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    yes it should be and it goes to the top of the motor?

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    you have to adjust it til you get it just right..if that dosent help you may need a new cable....can u please rate my ability to help you? thanks

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    you have the right cable...i had to think about it but there should be room for adjustment either way and you have to try to get it into a certain spot for it to be effective. the detent cable isnt very expensive i had to drive my car without one for a week til i could get it put on and i had to shift manually on an automatic

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    i would look at getting a new detente cable before it gets any worse than it already is. they done cost alot but they are what control the hard shift

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    yes it all comes back to the etente cable call any shop and ask them about it

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 29, 2009

    call a tranny shop and ask them about the hard shifting and the detente cable.they should be able to tell you better than i am on here what to look for i can picture it in my mind but cant really explain it..what did he say the part number was for? a cable?

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HELLO AND LISTEN CLEARLY!!!! TRANSMISSION IS IN FAIL SAFE MODE, THATS WHY YOU ARE STILL ABLE TO DRIVE IT,
THE PROBLEM IS THE CLUTCHS INSIDE TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED!!!!!!!

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