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Transmission question (trouble getting into third gear)

09-11-2008, 08:11 PM
I test drove a 1995 525i today; one issue, occasionally there was some difficulty getting the gear shift into third gear. It would sort of stick or get stuck before getting into gear. Usually would go in on 2nd try or I could go back into second and slide easily back into third. Any idea what this would be and whether I might be looking at a large expense to have it fixed? The clutch and tranny felt good otherwise. Any thoughts appreciated.

09-12-2008, 02:31 AM
I had an issue with another vehicle like this.. Turned out to be the selectors in the gear box. I ended up replacing the gear box entirely. Was cheaper and easier than fixing the problem.

09-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Thanks; does anyone know what a potential cost for replacing the gear box would be?