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Old 07-20-2014, 12:53 PM
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Unhappy 2006 BMW 325i E90 - Tranny issues

I recently started having issues with my E90. Yesterday, I started it, put it in reverse and it shut off. I went to try starting it twice and it only kept trying to start. The third try it started and Service Engine light was on. Looks like my tranny oil is leaking and need to replace the pan, mechatronics sleeve etc.

Does anyone know all of the parts that are needed for this job? Never in my life done auto work but willing to give it a try. Thanks for your help.
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Welcome to Bimmerfest. I've moved your question to the E90 3 series forum, you'll get more help in here. There is probably a DIY around for the work, search and see what you can find.

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You say you have never worked on a car before and yet you are diagnosing this as a bad transmission. How did you come to this conclusion?

I'm not trying to insult you, rather save you from throwing money at an issue, you may not even have to repair in the first place.

First thing to do is to scan the car with a BMW specific scanner and post the fault codes.

The transmission is most likely not your problem. Also the auto transmissions in these cars have a VERY specific fill procedure. Also the mechanics unit and pan need to torqued in a specific pattern to prevent the plastic composite pan from cracking from thermal load.
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No offense taken!

I took it to BMW dealer, they told me the mechatronics sealing sleeve is leaking and that I needed to replace the sleeve as well as the pan and fluid. I also have a leak on my valve cover gasket.

Not to mention, I think my solenoids need to be replaced because when I come to a stop, my car jerks pretty hard. I found a guy on here who was having the same jerk issues and after changing the sealing sleeve and pan filter etc, it stopped. But he also did the solenoid replacement.
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This doesn't explain the issues with starting though.

The fluid filter is integrated into the pan on a ZF trans. I'm not sure if it's the same for a GM trans.

I believe the pans needs to be dropped to access the sealing sleeve for the mech unit harness.

So this is why the dealership is suggesting you replace the pan and gasket.

I have heard of the issues with the solenoids and rough shifting.

I think you should get a second opinion from a reputable third party.

Try www.bimmershops.com for certified indys in your area.

Parts to rebuild ZF trans, including filter/pan/fluid kit: http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...d=187&parent=0

There is a PDF floating around released from ZF outlining the procedure for the mech sleeve replacement. It includes the torque pattern for the mech unit as well as the pan

If you have a GM trans, not really sure about links for that trans.
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I used the engine code reader it thru the P0335 and P0700. I was told the P0335 is something to do with camshaft position sensor and the P0700 is something with the tranny. The local BMW repair guy told me the cars shut off if its low on oil etc. I drove the car a few times since it shut off 3 days ago and its been fine. I'm definitely gonna take it for another opinion. Thanks for the local shop link.
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This doesn't explain the issues with starting though.

The fluid filter is integrated into the pan on a ZF trans. I'm not sure if it's the same for a GM trans.

I believe the pans needs to be dropped to access the sealing sleeve for the mech unit harness.

So this is why the dealership is suggesting you replace the pan and gasket.

I have heard of the issues with the solenoids and rough shifting.

I think you should get a second opinion from a reputable third party.

Try www.bimmershops.com for certified indys in your area.

Parts to rebuild ZF trans, including filter/pan/fluid kit: http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...d=187&parent=0

There is a PDF floating around released from ZF outlining the procedure for the mech sleeve replacement. It includes the torque pattern for the mech unit as well as the pan

If you have a GM trans, not really sure about links for that trans.
2006 E90 325i has the ZF tranny.
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