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Old 12-13-2012, 04:52 AM
snowsled7 snowsled7 is offline
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Originally Posted by robertobaggio20 View Post
So are you speculating that the oil pump in the tranny is busted ? If thats the case then all gear shifts should be affected not just reverse.

OP (original poster), please begin making enquiries for a rebuilt valve body or tranny, and a good used tranny, plus labour and time required. Call a few places and get a baseline. Also check the pricing for a full valve body overhaul with one solenoid changed, or just a valve body removal, general cleanup and reinstallation with one or two solenoids changed. I will try to get you some info in parallel need to check that out for my tranny too.
After 177k miles the trans pump is most certainly worn.

As I read, it doesn't seem the OP has even verified the trans fluid level

Low fluid level... if it is still low, this is very likely the problem. We have gone on a wild goose chase because the simplest thing hasn't been checked yet.
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'98 750iL '86 325(e)/5
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