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Hi im in serios need of help i have a 1995 BMW 318 with a GM automatic transmission 4speed... i overhaled it coz i found it only drove in 1st and 2nd when it selects 3rd its like it jumps out of gear and free rolls until it gets to about 40km and then it kicks into 2nd agen so i opend up the box and found 3 fibber plates missing right in front in the cluch pack just behind the belhousing so i opend up the rest of the box and fitted new fiberplates all round and seals i reassembled it fitted it to the car filled the oil now i dont have reverse you can feel it kicking in to reverse but when you acc it only reves up in economy mode sport and medium and if i put it into 2nd it goes forward the same in 3rd and 4th but nothing happens when in drive ore reveres you can feel it kicking into drive and reverse when i select it but it dosnt move...if i select medium and drive it moves forwards but only in medium...pls can someone help!!

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Best advice is to look in scrap yards for a accident damaged car and buy the box depending on the price and make sure the computer comes with it ,failing which this vehicle is 16yrs old so consider if its worth repairing firsat

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M45 Aisin-AW AF33-5
M98 AF33-5
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MN5 4T45-E
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