Question about 1997 BMW 5 Series
My 525 auto gearbox won't change gears, so have to select gears manualy, then somtimes will change
SOURCE: bmw x5
Get your car to a bmw repair center! I had to replace my automatic transmission, had the same problem. Transmission fluid is a lifetime oil, and should be left alone! These transmissions are made in USA,and they ****!!!
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Before you make any other moves, I would try having the transmission flushed and refilled and filters changed and if that doesn't work, you may have burned out the modulator so you may have to shop around for another transmission or have that one rebuilt, whichever would be feasibly financial for you.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
SOURCE: BMW E36 Auto gear lever
its a bit fidly , ther is a screw under the plastick trim on the gear knob its self and then it should fall apart from ther .. you should be able to get a new one cheep from bmw . or fix yor self as all it will be is the spring has gone . sorry i cant be a bit more help but its hard to explain , but easy .
Posted on May 04, 2009
The problem is with the gear oil. To keep ahead of the rest BMW started what they call life time oil for their gear boxes, though that sounds great it doesn't really work in reality, they have now gone back to recommending a gear oil change every 60k miles.
In short you need to change your gear oil and soon, the oil in your gear box is no longer effective and will damage the gear box. You'll need about 5 litres for your car and costs around £15 a litre, expensive stuff!! I had the same problem with my 328i auto, the dealer was clueless and kept quoting the lifetime oil, I changed the oil and the problem has gone and it's so much smoother.
Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.
Posted on May 19, 2009
You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal (can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to access everything inside the door
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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