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I have an e34 93 bmw 525i that works just great, but for some reason when the fuel gets about half full... it gets the trans program error. i fill it up and restart the car, and it seems to work fine again. any ideas?

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  • jason542 Jul 26, 2009

    nope. transmission shifts amazingly when trans program does not show on my dashboard. i think i have an electrical problem.

  • jason542 Jul 26, 2009

    thanks i will try.

  • jason542 Jul 26, 2009

    thanks. i work at a dealership but i think i have just about as good as a chance to fix it as they do :) i may have to take it to a bmw mechanic if i cant fix it after doing the easy do it yourself stuff.

  • jason542 Jul 26, 2009

    oh thanks sodeep that sounds like it can be the problem. its gotten worse over past month. i frequently run engine cleaner like seafoam through it but i doubt it would have a strong enough effect.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    you are right the trans is electronic, so once again it is a trans problem.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    take it to a dealer for further testing, but I think you have a trans problem

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I think the gas tank requires a thorough clean-up including the outlet for the mains & reserve lines. My guess is that the main line is not completely clear thus after the gas level falls to half tank the obstruction is enough to trigger the fail indicator. So it seems the first thing to do is get your gas tank thoroughly cleaned............sodeep

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