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: Transmission problem?

12-20-2005, 11:03 PM
Hello all,

I just bought a 1999 M3 with an automatic transmission a few days ago. I've noticed that when I take my foot off the gas and coast to a stop it feels almost like the car is engine breaking at some speeds. As it drops below 30 mph, the car will slow down a bit more than it should. If I shift into neutral before coasting to a stop the car slows down as I would expect it to.

Has anyone run into something like this before? The effect is sort of subtle, but I would be surprised if it was supposed to behave like that.


12-21-2005, 04:26 AM
If shifting into neutral makes the car behave like you expect then I would say what you are experiencing is normal. Coasting in a lower gear with no throttle will slow the car down faster than in neutral.