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Old 11-14-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KenN View Post
Since the weather gets cold, usually under 45 degree. Every morning, my 2001 E46 is having a hard time to move fordward/reverse eventhough I try step on the gas, and the engine is revving. This would only last for 5 mins and everything becomes normal. No faulty code or light. The car has 112k on it. Is anyone here having this issue? How do you fix it?
You have a vacuum hose leak. It isn't the transmission. The fact that the car doesn't have any trouble after it has heated up is the key. I had a Suzuki that did the exact same thing. You probably have a vacuum hose with some holes - as the car heats up the hose expands and self seals. Good news is, this shouldn't be an expensive fix. The bad news is you or a mechanic may have a hard time finding the leak.

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