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1996 bmw 328i automatic seems to be stuck in first gear. What should I check first?

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  • klwm68 May 02, 2010

    Had a check engine light previous to this happening but it was an emissions code. Once this happened, a third code came up but was unable to read it. However, it is our understanding that a TCM code should come on in the car if that is the problem. Is there any code you know of that should come up if there is transmission problems?

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    Kerri

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Hi! Your car might went to limp-home-mode to prevent further damage. Check the valves for it might be sticking on the transmission valve body assembly. Its just gonna be it, nothing else. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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You probably will have a check engine light coming up on your dashboard.The best option is to have a diagnostic test done which will give you some codes. Once you get these codes you can start troubleshooting the car. Hope this helps.

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  • heeman mohun May 02, 2010

    I cannot tell the exact code but you need to get the code and tell me.Then I can tell you what is it concerned with. So your solution to this problem is to have a diagnostic device connected to the vehicle first as otherwise it will be like looking for a needle in the ocean.

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