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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 08-04-2014, 05:50 AM
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hello - Help with 525i that won't go in reverse

HI FOLKS,
I'm new to the site, although ive visited several times. I think this a GREAT site! I HAVE A 2001 525i. Yesterday I noticed it will not go into reverse. The other gears work fine. I ve checked my fluid leves and they are good. Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so please help me out.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:26 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E39 5 series forum, you'll get more help in here. The reverse issue was common on these cars, look around for information on a fix.

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Old 08-05-2014, 02:52 PM
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before Bluebee or Ed stop in, you may want to search at the top right for e39 reverse shift and see what previous posts you may find which will have your answer
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Oh, and welcome to the fest!
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:45 PM
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I presume it's a manual transmission? Usually, pulling a manual into second gear and THEN reverse works every time.
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