Question about BMW 525
I unfortunately have only knowledge of BMW's by reading! I recently bought a 2003 525i E39 and no code light cues were on except fog lights *fixable. A light ice storm had resulted in my turn around on a 30 degree hill but to reach the peak of the road I was attempting to slide up and on by means of changing gears into manual mode to give me a bit of pep! I was pretty forcefull and fast shifting with acceleration-RPMS up to 3000 just to reach the top of street. A total time I did this was 4-5 with manual usage. As I got to normal plane, I felt maybe the car was driving somewhat sluggish not as fast pep take off but disregarded and headed on my way. Few hours later, the TRANS FAIL light came on and I noticed the MANUAL MODE did NO LONGER light up or shift in any way thereafter; only pulled with automatic trans but delayed shifting. I mean by this, the acceleration felt to not engage in regulating RPM monitoring and actual gear modulation of my acceleration. Hurry Hurry LOL...I AM FEMALE AND GOING TO LEARN GERMAN MECHANICS TODAY> THank YOU if you can help! Melissa
Run the fault codes and check for TCM failure. Check transmission fluid levels
Posted on Feb 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i noticed my car doing the same thing after i bought mine you need to take it in and they need to put some shimes this will prevent it from shifting any hard and cause more damages have it inspected imeidiatley
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
SOURCE: BMW X5 Trans Fail Safe Program,
sometimes it will clear if you turn the X5 off and restart it. however, it could be an early indication that the tranny is about to expire. i have had it happen and it cleared with a power cycle, but also had friends where it cleared for a few weeks/months and returned. this time it was really the transmission that went bad. if you can't get it to clear, then i'd suggest taking it to the dealer and have them plug into it to have a better look.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: BMW X5 Trans Fail Safe Program,
IT'S VERY EASY TO RESET THE TRANSMISION'S COMPUTER. HOLD GAS PEDAL DOWN. TURN THE KEY TO THE NUMBER TWO. CONTINUE TO HOLD THE GAS PEDAL DOWN FOR THIRTY SECONDS.RELEASE THE GAS PEDAL AND PRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL FOR TEN SECONDS. NOW YOU CAN TURN THE VEHICLE ON. THAT SHOULD TAKE IT OUT OF SAFE MODE
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
Try changing the transmission fluid and transmission fluid filter. It is a fairly easy but kind of messy job. Just buy the new fluid and filter, Grab your metric socket set and go at it. NEVER WORK UNDERNEATH A HOT VEHICLE. You have to pull the transmission pan to do this job. When you break the gasket seal several quarts (liters) of transmission fluid will cascade down on you. Be ready for it. Don't forget that when it stops draining there is still a lot of fluid left in the pan. When you finish cleaning up the fluid clean the gunk out of the pan. Install the new filter and reinstall the pan with a new gasket. Do not over torque the pan or filter bolts. If you strip them out or break them off you will need professional help to repair it. Refill the transmission with fluid. It should take six or seven liters.
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
my car is an audi TT. i get a hard shift sometimes from first to second gear. it does not happen all the times and down from second to first. no lights on...
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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