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Old 12-29-2011, 08:17 PM
Seattle2005x5 Seattle2005x5 is offline
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2005 x5 jerky shifting

Hi All, I'm new to this forum, Hope you all can help.
I have a 2005 x5 4.4i.
Especially on cold start, feels like someone hit me from behind! This happens only on auto, when first pulling out of the house, shifting form 1st to 2nd?. Happens more often either going down hill or up hill.
Thanks in advance for any advise or insight.

Jake
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:22 AM
OzzyX5 OzzyX5 is offline
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Hi there Seattle
Does this happen when it has warmed up?
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:38 AM
Seattle2005x5 Seattle2005x5 is offline
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I usually warm up it up for about 2-3 mins. It still happens. But not as much.
Thanks for responding.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:25 PM
gerry9870 gerry9870 is offline
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Hey Jake

Does the car fel like it is beinh hit from behind when you experience the problem, have you lost your kickdown gear, check the manual operation on he dash and see if the gear mode jumps any of the gears, also hav you noticed any trans fail messages appear on the dash ?

Hows your mechanical skills,if your competent enough, try draining a little oil ( about 3-4 desert spoons'ful in to a plastic cup from the rear transfer box, be careful not to release the drain plug fully, just loosen enough to allow for oil to drain, you need to inspect if the oil is of a burnt composet, it will easily be noticeable, if it is or there are any metal shearings then the transfer box drive chain could be worn, the drain plug is directly underneath the transfer box, dont get confused by draing the gearbox.

Try this out first

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Gerry
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:19 PM
Seattle2005x5 Seattle2005x5 is offline
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Thanks Gerry,
I'm not very mechanical inclined . But I'm sure I could figure it out. I'm going to try to see if I could drain the oil.
Yes, it feels like someone hit me from behind when it happens. How do you know If you lost your kick down gear?
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:06 AM
gerry9870 gerry9870 is offline
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Thanks Gerry,
I'm not very mechanical inclined . But I'm sure I could figure it out. I'm going to try to see if I could drain the oil.
Yes, it feels like someone hit me from behind when it happens. How do you know If you lost your kick down gear?
Hi There

Rememeber first if you go with draining the oil, the secret is to unscrew the drain plug slowly, do not remove it fully, let the oil trickle out a few drops. the drain plug is usually a size 8 torx head bolt.

To check the kickdown, take the car a run in auto mode, increase your speed slightly and then press hard on the gas pedal the vehicle should indicate a rapid bolt which indicates the car has dropped down a gear for more power.

Gerry
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:24 AM
chawksey chawksey is offline
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i had the same problem and i cured it by replacing the oil filter and oil in the auto box. it should then run sweet as a nut.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:51 AM
jstplyn331 jstplyn331 is offline
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Same Problem with 4.8is

We had the same problem, they flushed the transmission to get the dirt off the bands and linkage so they said. 83000 on a X5 was low for this problem, but not uncommon as most BMW problems LOL. it helped for about a month and then came back very slowly it is not as bad, but it is back and annoying.
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