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Old 10-16-2007, 05:42 PM
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Transmission adaptive computer programming

Originally Posted by bruce r View Post
I just bought a 2001 740IL that I love, but it seems to have a transmissin issue. The car has high mileage but a very good service history. It has been serviced by a BMW specialist. At about 40 - 50 mph, in drive, it feels like the tourque converter is trying to lock up and then releases constantly. There is a scraping type noise at the same time coming fron the transmission. If I drive the car in the manual shift mode it does not do this. It seems like it has a bad sensor or the tourque converter might be on its way out. Has anyone else had this same problem? If so , what was the end result? Thanks Bruce
Believe it or not this procedure actually worked on my e38 [no start button - i used the key and switched on ... but not to start position. May not be the solution for your transmission problem but what the heck, the price is right !

but I was led to believe that there are some routines to reset the adaptive gearbox on the E60/61.

First one is this...

You put your key in/hit start button/key switch so the ignition lights of the car come on but it is not started.

Then hold down the accelerator, to the floor for 25-30 seconds.

If you listen, at about 25s exactly you will hear some "noise" and that is the gearbox "resetting" itself to factor specs

Try it... Can't do any harm..

Last edited by luigi524td; 10-16-2007 at 05:44 PM.
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