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Old 02-24-2013, 07:59 AM
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97 740il TRANS fail system quick fix?

i fixed all the problems with the misfires and i got everything done tighted up. all i have to do now is buy another truck latch. and change o2 senser.... But for some reason when i go to fire it up it wont stay started. i check all the plugs and wires nothing.... it has new spark plugs so what else can be wrong?.. ok got it to run it runs ruff cause of o2 senser... lol.. but anyone heard of a trans sensor? i put it in drive and nothing.. my bmw tech said it needs a trans sensor? dam someone help me

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:28 AM
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Whats the first thing to fix if that trans fail system comes on?
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:29 AM
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bmw tech ran a test on it... it needs a speed sensor and a fluid and filter change he said... it dont need a o2 sensor... and that crazy
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 PM
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Whats the first thing to fix if that trans fail system comes on?
Check the battery. 'Trans Prog Fail' commonly appears due to low battery voltage.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:47 PM
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thanks man... i will do just that? i read that some where.... i need a new trans filter anyone got a extra one for cheap
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:18 PM
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Don't buy cheap filter! OEM only with FILTRAN on it. Cheap filters have been known to collapse due to lack of internal bracing, leading to whining tranny....

Make this your motto: 'I must only use OEM parts', Aftermarket tail lights, cheap filters, Chinese suspension parts.. you just end up paying twice.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:51 AM
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Good advice on battery voltage and cheap parts. Genuine last for years / big miles making them cheap on a per year or per mile basis. Only a shame when, as the current owner, you have to replace it / them.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:12 PM
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Good advice on battery voltage and cheap parts. Genuine last for years / big miles making them cheap on a per year or per mile basis. Only a shame when, as the current owner, you have to replace it / them.
i know crazy. the last owner ****ed the car up poor baby... car almost done waiting on filter and trans flush... mite have to get new battery. Mite got with a kintik battery
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:32 AM
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Sorry don't recognise this brand. Just make sure you get at least the same capacity as specified in the handbook. These cars are power hungry, so don't skimp on the battery to save a few$

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:16 AM
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Sorry don't recognise this brand. Just make sure you get at least the same capacity as specified in the handbook. These cars are power hungry, so don't skimp on the battery to save a few$
Not going cheap. that battery i want is a 300 dollar battery... Kinetik
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:34 AM
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NO I am not a salesman for them, but best prices for OEM or aftermarket for our Machines I have found is autohausaz.com...they have been very supportive and are fast on delivery. I joined (free) and do not know if that is better price or not.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:44 AM
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NO I am not a salesman for them, but best prices for OEM or aftermarket for our Machines I have found is autohausaz.com...they have been very supportive and are fast on delivery. I joined (free) and do not know if that is better price or not.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:10 AM
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find filter online nice price same one the dealer sales. Now i just need someone to help me with this project. anyone in my area that wont mind helping me... pm me
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