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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By gerry9870
Hi There Rememeber first if you go with...

Hi There

Rememeber first if you go with draining the oil, the secret is to unscrew the drain plug slowly, do not remove it fully, let the oil trickle out a few drops. the drain plug is usually a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,545
Posted By gerry9870
I took both bulbs out and cleaned the terminals...

I took both bulbs out and cleaned the terminals with a cotton bud, the side light display message never came back on, only other thing I know of is the relay may be faulty, there is one relay the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,566
Posted By gerry9870
whoever is telling you you will need a new tranny...

whoever is telling you you will need a new tranny after replacing a torque converter is wrong my friend, replacing the torque converter is a must to do job if it has failed, the gearbox will not have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By gerry9870
The 3.0d gives 2 mpg more than the 4.4 due to the...

The 3.0d gives 2 mpg more than the 4.4 due to the differnece in power to pull the weight of the car, the performance of the 4.0 4.4 is more than the 3.0d, the X5 range mostly have the same similar...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Couple of things to check here before we can...

Couple of things to check here before we can diagnose where your problem may lie.

Is the car displayi any messages on the dash ie trans fail programme

Have you lost your kickdown in manual and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By gerry9870
one important aspect to remember is that the...

one important aspect to remember is that the dimension of a BMW X5 WHEEL indicates that the wheel weights must be positioned in the one area, CHECK THE WHEEL BALANCE WEIGHTS ARE NOT POSITIONED AROUND...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By gerry9870
Easy job,,,,get someone or a piece of timber and...

Easy job,,,,get someone or a piece of timber and place under the hood, undo the rataining bolts top and bottom and replace with new strut and your done :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By gerry9870
Hi Mate Has the car sufferd any dead battery...

Hi Mate

Has the car sufferd any dead battery issues or required a boost start,,,,get your friend to try and re programme the key fob first, there are severalweb sites detailing how to do this, if...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By gerry9870
Hey Jake Does the car fel like it is beinh...

Hey Jake

Does the car fel like it is beinh hit from behind when you experience the problem, have you lost your kickdown gear, check the manual operation on he dash and see if the gear mode jumps...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-08-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hi Zee You can buy good quality oem parts...

Hi Zee

You can buy good quality oem parts that would be much cheaper than the dealer.

Now for the tchain in the transfer box


The transfer case chain is a relatively simple job to do even...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hi Zee Remember I said the gearbox will not...

Hi Zee

Remember I said the gearbox will not need to be replaced or rebuilt,,it will not be at fault,, it will be the internal components that drive the box,,ie clutch, gear sensor, torque...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hi Zee,,no probs with you mailing me,, I WILL DO...

Hi Zee,,no probs with you mailing me,, I WILL DO ALL I CAN TO HELP YOU RESOLVE YOUR ISSUE SO FEEL FREE TO SPK TO ME ANYTIME

High revs are an indication of the pressurisation of oil in the clutch...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hey Zee Well i have absoultely no worries...

Hey Zee

Well i have absoultely no worries that you have an internal fault, if this clunk has only happened the once with trans fail progm appearing on the dash, then im 99.9 per cent certain that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hi Zee Did you do a hill start...

Hi Zee

Did you do a hill start ?????,,,,,,sorry i meant to say to you to pull away in manual on third gear to see if there is any slip??? sorry about that i meant to say earlier

Well the gears...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hey Zee Yea no probs about you coming back...

Hey Zee

Yea no probs about you coming back to me, try the things i said as they all point to certain parts of the gearbox components, one thing iam sure of is that your gearbox will be fine, they...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hi Mate Trans Fail Prog means the gearbox...

Hi Mate

Trans Fail Prog means the gearbox electronic gears from 1 -4 will not be selected by the main gear computer, BMW X5'S WERE BUILT WITH A FAIL PROOF GEAR ( 5TH GEAR ) when the gearbox...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Ok no probs,,just remember the gearbox should...

Ok no probs,,just remember the gearbox should never need replacing,, its the components around it that actually drive the box,,,get the garage to drain a little transmission oil to see if it is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
[QUOTE=azmaz;6475005]Hello, When I start the...

[QUOTE=azmaz;6475005]Hello,

When I start the car it doesn't make an odd noise, just a normal noise like it always does. Then when I want to move it I put it in D and when I give gass to advance...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By gerry9870
[QUOTE=bigwilly40;6474515]Same noise .. Just...

[QUOTE=bigwilly40;6474515]Same noise .. Just replaced the sway bar link.. Part is 20 bucks, 70 at dealer. Diy in 20 mins...real easy only two bolts..[/QUOTE

Yea sway bars is common with this type...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hey When i say cold i mean does the car...

Hey

When i say cold i mean does the car display the symptoms when the car has just been started up ( cold start ) or when it has been ran, can you describe the noise for me, I think i know what...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,374
Posted By gerry9870
Hey There I willhelp as much as I can,,but I...

Hey There

I willhelp as much as I can,,but I need to some more details, does the car display the symptoms when it is cold or warm, have you lost the kickdown gear, can you use your gearbox in...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By gerry9870
Hiya That depends on several points,,,,ie...

Hiya

That depends on several points,,,,ie does the car have one previous owner or several, are you purchasing it from a reputable garage sale, the history of the car, ie what it was used for ie...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-15-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By gerry9870
Hi There The first thing that you should...

Hi There

The first thing that you should look for is the gearbox, makes sure you can test drive the car, check the kickdown to see if there is no bang on uptake, which can signal gear wear on the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By gerry9870
I would rule out a strut mount at this stage for...

I would rule out a strut mount at this stage for several reasons, on a normal drive you would notice if the mount was defective, and not just on uneven ground, you would have an erratic steering...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By gerry9870
auto gearstick trim removal

Hi guys,,,,has anyone removed the trim part from the auto gearstick before, I have the silver trim type and the centre part of the gearstick is a little chipped, I want to try and remove it and spray...
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