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: No Reverse 1995 540iA

10-12-2008, 02:04 PM
my 1995 5401 with an autotrans will not go into reverse it makes a winding noise and feels like its in neutral. i have heard that it could be a valvebody or clutch reverse drum. would this be right and if so the valve body can that just be pulled off and cleaned and how would this make it not go into reverse. and if it needs the reverse drum wouldnt it just make sense for me to rebuild the tranny as i would have to tear apart the whole tranny. does any1 know where i can find a good cheap rebuild kit for the tranny? and where iis the best place to get the valve body if thats the problem and i cant clean it?

10-12-2008, 06:56 PM
infamous problem with e46s. Check out for more info.. Do you have the ZF or GM tranny?

10-12-2008, 07:42 PM
the ZF