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Old 07-09-2013, 08:16 PM
Reeds 540 Reeds 540 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2000 540i
Codes for trans fail safe program

A couple of these are old as I have needed a cam position sensor for a while, but I included all that came up. P0348 P174 P0600 P0171. Since last post the fail safe error went away when restarted, then returned after a few minutes. it is definitely going into some kind of safe mode as shifting is different. feels like its slowly easing into a higher gear from stop. also the Brake and ABS lights have come on and stayed on even when trans fail safe program went away. throw in speedometer and tachometer and temp gauge stopping from time to time. I did top off the Brake and trans fluid which were a little low, just at the low side limit markings. Battery holds a charge fine. we'll see what it does tomorrow. I prefer doing maintenance my self, and often replace a part or two for a likely problem, before spending the big $$$ on Mechanic. Thanks for any advice.
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