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Old 04-09-2016, 06:03 AM
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Transmission Light

The transmission light came on this morning and when she goes to brake the X3 will jerk slightly. Have any of you guys experience this issue before.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:16 AM
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Get thee to a mechanic/trans shop. Do not pass go.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:30 PM
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Wow -- still no other responses!

If you have one, use an ODB-II/CAN scanner to read the codes. If not, go to AutoZone to have them do it.

With any luck you are just low on fluid. If that's it, have the trans filter (and pan gasket) replaced at the same time unless it has already been done very recently.
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:34 PM
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Wow -- still no other responses!

If you have one, use an ODB-II/CAN scanner to read the codes. If not, go to AutoZone to have them do it.

With any luck you are just low on fluid. If that's it, have the trans filter (and pan gasket) replaced at the same time unless it has already been done very recently.
This site is so different these days, 3-5yrs ago you would have 5-10 hits within mins...

It's weird that the light came on after I was playing around with the brakes and ramping up the rpms while sitting in the drive way. Drove to Walmart and back home, she turned the engine off for a sec before heading to a work meeting... While driving to the meeting she said everything was normal and the light was off.

Weird... I may still go to autozone to check for any codes.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:35 PM
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http://blog.bavauto.com/13078/bmw-tr...amation-point/

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...ing-light.html

This isn't all that common for being reported but check the links above. You need a c110 or 310 scanner to pull the BMW fault code
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:40 PM
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Thanks will read tomm morning - sleepy eye time.
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:50 AM
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Sometimes, the speed sensor is going bad too. Anyway, for BMW OBD Scanner is the best investment when you driving BMW. The generic (multi) OBD scanner cannot gives in details what's wrong with the car (BMW).
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Old 04-10-2016, 04:55 AM
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This site is so different these days, 3-5yrs ago you would have 5-10 hits within mins...
I think the members 3-5 years ago, doesn't read or checking the Bimmerfest anymore. Just like me, I usually checking in everyday. Also, most of the questions they were asking have been answered previously and you need only to surf the web (google) and gives you the answer.
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MAF sensor can cause really hard down shifts when it goes out and can throw the gear light. It was sending mine into limp mode. How are the up shifts? In manual mode have you tried to manually downshift the vehicle and if so does that make any difference?
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:06 AM
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Wow -- still no other responses!

If you have one, use an ODB-II/CAN scanner to read the codes. If not, go to AutoZone to have them do it.

With any luck you are just low on fluid. If that's it, have the trans filter (and pan gasket) replaced at the same time unless it has already been done very recently.
Nothing new, been getting these codes for over 1 yr...

po303 cylinder number 3 misfire
p0171 fuel system too lean bank 1
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:15 AM
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MAF sensor can cause really hard down shifts when it goes out and can throw the gear light. It was sending mine into limp mode. How are the up shifts? In manual mode have you tried to manually downshift the vehicle and if so does that make any difference?
Will check when she gets home. The light haven't came on since 2wks ago etc. It's her work car, hopefully we can make it till June/July until we sell.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:18 AM
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Nothing new, been getting these codes for over 1 yr...



po303 cylinder number 3 misfire

p0171 fuel system too lean bank 1

Those codes are pointing to needing new coils and plugs and you have a vacuum leak somewhere.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:20 AM
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Those codes are pointing to needing new coils and plugs and you have a vacuum leak somewhere.
Yes, I'm familiar with those codes. They been there for over 1yr but all coils are good.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:26 AM
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Those codes are pointing to needing new coils and plugs and you have a vacuum leak somewhere.
Are you familiar with the Ac unit? It's not blowing any cold air just a humming noise, heater works.
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