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Transmission intermittently goes into the limp mode

If I shut the car off and then restart it sometimes clears the problem and the transmission functions normal and shifts fine. Do I have a trans problem. One place told me the trans needs to be rebuilt. Another said the code indicates just replacing the Turbine speed Sensor.

A tech rep in Chicago for the ZF trans said it might be something simple like a corroded sensor connector or a loose ground or loose 5 volt connection.

The check engine light intermittently comes on and the left signal alarm intermittently comes on. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot and what the problem might be.

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You need a code reader. It does sound more like an electrical prob than a trans failure you could rebuild the whole trans and it just does it again. Invest in the full shop manual including the electrical one. I would get on the BMW fanatic forumns,

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