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Old 12-30-2011, 04:01 PM
bob&sonia bob&sonia is offline
Location: GB Norfolk
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: X5 4.6is, Pajero 2.5,
Question Trans fail safe prog

Originally Posted by gerry9870 View Post
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 the stator which id part of the one way clutch and torque convertor did not distribute the flow of directional oil quickly enough to drive the torque, hence the fast gas pedal while the car was still in motion ( moving ) the filter would only need changing if you experienced this on more than one occassion, the easiest way to check if the particle filter is clogged is to drain a small plastic cup full say about one quarter and check for small particles and also smell it for burning trans oil, burning oil is where the particle filter and the gearbox oil cooler keps the flow of oil at a nice operating temp.

Keep me posted but if your saying that this has happened only the once then you have no worries with any fault,i know the gearbox components like the back of my hand and i can assure you that if and when they fail then you would be experiencing a lot more issues to do with loss of gear.

Best wishes

Hi Gerry,
I am a new owner & member...
Cut a long story short, we bought a 2002 4.6is X5 88000ml today (30/12/11) and on the way home @ 40mls driving sensibly we felt a small kick/thud/shunt in the driveline, pulled over turned off, re-started, no real getaway power, once up and running seemed to be overrevving..
Not able to use sport mode at all, seemed like we only have one gear. Into dealer in morning for fault reading, rang dealer purchased from is willing to help a little as this was his personal car.
Got home disconnected the battery, nothing different, tried the gas pedal thing, nothing

Be very gratefull for any advice
Rob & Sonia (disheartened owners)
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