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Old 01-23-2012, 03:07 AM
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Tmack04, if you have a GM transmission with NO Reverse, then your repair may be easy to do, even for yourself. There is a DIY either here or at E46Fanatics that describes what to replace (just a servo motor in the valve body as I recall), not hard at all. It is all right there when you take the pan off.
Found the GM link:

Mine is a ZF and the reverse ("D") drum sheared from being built too thin, so although it is only a ~$150 part they talked me into beefing up all sorts of parts in there with a grand total of about $2900, ugh. Wish I has seriously considered a switch to a manual at that time.

Tmack04, what's your plan?
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