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Old 11-17-2014, 03:27 PM
Norban Norban is offline
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Kicking Transmission Fix

Hi All,

Just thought I'd post about my recent issue with my 2006 X5 4.4i and the solution. Kicking transmissions seems to be a common problem so thought this might help.

I purchased this vehicle in September of this year and shortly after purchasing I noticed that the transmission would kick when shifting from first to second. I'd start to drive and the engine would rev quite high and then the vehicle would slam into second gear (sometimes harder than other times.)

Anyways I took it in to the dealership and they test drove it and checked it out on the lift and couldn't find any issues with the vehicle. They figured one idea would be to reset the driver adaptions and see if that would help. So they did that and told me that I may notice a change in the shifting as the vehicle learned my driving style and that it would take about 500km for the system to do its thing.

Well, I drove away from the dealership 2 weeks ago and I haven't had a problem since.

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:13 PM
Porando Porando is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 335i, 2004 X5 4.4L
They did that to my E53 4.4 - with same result...
One , however needs to be a bit cautious - adaptation is not done based on nothing but based on timing of the internal gear switching - which changes as the transmission components and fluid age so transmission adopts to it for optimum performance.
So, resetting adaptation may not serve its full purpose (or can possibly make it worse? ) unless you at least change the transmission fluid/filter (and resetting adaptation is part of it)
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Old Today, 01:36 PM
mlio's540 mlio's540 is offline
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Kicking transmission

What does it entail to reset adaptations?


WE HAVE 2005 4.4 X5 WITH KICKING PROBLEM

MOST LIKELY TRANNY NEVER SERVICED

GOING ON 78,000 MILES, ENGINE FINE, TRANSMISSION CHALLENGING AT TIMES BUT UNWILLING TO DROP MAJOR $$ ON THIS HAVE $1000 K DEDUCTIBLE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY, 24 MOS LEFT

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