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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:14 AM
X5_Rob X5_Rob is offline
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Mein Auto: '11 X6 50i; '05 X5 4.4
2005 530 Transmission hesitates to shift

The car rides fine at slow speeds but under heavy acceleration the car starts to buck like a bronco when the tranny is trying to shift gears. It does not happen at any specific speed just nearly at any speed when you floor it.

I have searched and saw some folks with similar issues but only at certain speeds (the fix was suggested to be software related...).

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I've had a similar issue with a Toyota and the fix was a simple transmission flush/clogged filter.... I am hopeful that cheap fix could be used again!

Thanks again,

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Old 10-05-2010, 12:24 PM
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Mein Auto: '05 M3 ZCP; '06 530 XIT
you can try resetting the transmission's 'memory'.
- power on the car (everything on, except engine)
- press the accelerator all the way down to the floor, hold it for 45-60 seconds.

for the next couple thousands miles the transmission will 'adapt' to your driving style.
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