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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:11 PM
etnav382 etnav382 is offline
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Transmission Shifting Issues

I recently changed the oil in the tranny thinking that would fix the jerking shift from 2nd-3rd in the 3k-5k rpm range in DS mode. The car also sometimes will rev up a little when shifting meaning right before it would shift the revs would jump a little bit.

I am wondering if this is just a software issue not that I need to go to the dealer to fix? I have already the tranny reset after the change. Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:14 AM
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Any help or advice guys?
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:05 PM
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I recently changed the oil in the tranny thinking that would fix the jerking shift from 2nd-3rd in the 3k-5k rpm range in DS mode. ... I have already the tranny reset after the change .
What did you use to RESET trans? Did you use INPA or similar software or you dust held the gas pedal for couple of minutes?

After trans fluid change, it's recommended to RESET trans ADAPTATIONS via INPA or similar software/tool.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:30 PM
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How many miles?

Probably solenoids or mechatronics replacement would fix it. Need to know answer to previous question also in regards to resetting adaptations.

I guarantee that if you take it to a dealership they will say replace the whole transmission--they always do. It's highly likely unnecessary
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:11 PM
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I did the reset via gas pedal. I will try to find somebody local to try to reset it with INPA .
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:56 PM
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I did the reset via gas pedal. I will try to find somebody local to try to reset it with INPA .
whats the steps to reset it by gas peddle
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:33 AM
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I recently changed the oil in the tranny thinking that would fix the jerking shift from 2nd-3rd in the 3k-5k rpm range in DS mode. The car also sometimes will rev up a little when shifting meaning right before it would shift the revs would jump a little bit.

I am wondering if this is just a software issue not that I need to go to the dealer to fix? I have already the tranny reset after the change. Thanks for any help!
The jerkiness on 550i is cured via S/W update not fluid change, but it's good to replace fluid anyhow.

If you or the tech follow the procedure on trans fluid replacement, like car jack on all four corner to be level, fill at 100-120F temp (around 5.75 quart total) etc. you are fine.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:44 AM
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I've never had the "gas pedal" method work. For those that are interested, the method is basically turning the car to "on" (engine off) and holding the gas pedal on the floor for 30 seconds. You'll hear some clicking noises that people claim is proof that the transmission is resetting.

My issues with this is I have seen this same "trick" listed as resets for 3 different systems, which to me sounds like BS. It's never done anything for me. The difference after using INPA to reset adaptations was night and day. I saw no change using the pedal method.

Solenoids, software & fluid fix almost all issues on these transmissions (within reason of course)

How many miles are on it?

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:24 PM
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HPIA, I figured it was software issue but changed the fluid out anyway just to make sure. Are indys usually able to do this or is it dealer or nothing? I dont want to go to the dealer and have them wipe all the coding that I've had done to the car.

Schpenxel, I was right at about 100k when i changed the fluid.

I have had no ill effects in the 2k miles I've put on since the change so I going to go with changing the fluid with high milage didn't negatively effect me any. This might be different for others though.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:42 AM
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etnav382, I wouldn't go for S/W update other than dealer, the reason cause I am not sure if the change was a complete firmware update or just some parameters changes (I am afraid indy won;t have a complete firmware S/W cause they are BMW proprietary, ZF makes the transmission but BMW S/W all the way).

Honestly, I can't say negative thing about changing trans fluid if....
1) use the correct fluid, in this case ZF-6
2) the amount should be ~6quart
3) the procedure (@100-120F temp sensitive pumps/solenoids get activated any other way you'll be under fill).
Please tell me you have all three crossed.
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