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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-16-2016, 02:18 AM
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540i 2002 transmission big help needed please

Hi Guys!!
Wow bemerfest helped me last lets try again..
Did a torque converter job on my car, went bad because the guys welded the converter wrong..returned it, got new torque converter.. The problem with the converter is sorted..Before all of this the car does something very funny...if you do a very speedy pull away and stop the car it only revs it does not go forward till it makes a hard bang and goes forward..if you come to a fast dead stop the car also goes nowhere, till it makes a bang and continue as if nothing happen.... the only code i ever got is the output shaft sensor.. Here is the thing, the car drives like a dream always,, thru all the gears with no slipping what so ever..no transfail...where do I start? Yes i have read every single post... but nothing the same as this!
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:03 AM
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Replace the output shaft sensor?
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:16 AM
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Does it make a "light bang" when initially putting it into gear (D or R)?
I just had another crazy allnighter but couldn't that be the CV joint?
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:31 AM
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Output speed sensor failure would match your symptom, so why not start there?
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