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Old 01-15-2012, 06:16 PM
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2001 BMW 330ci transmission & coolant system problem?

2001 BMW 330ci

Problem One: when driving the car it seems to switch gears very slowly almost as if it hesitates and a few days ago the tranny went into safe mode!

Problem Two: i am getting some type of milky brown anti-freeze leaking from the car, i know that it isnt the headgasket because it is coming from the very front right portion of the car also i checked the oil stick and everything is fine there.

i really need help! i do not want to over pay for the repair
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:42 PM
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1. Read the E46 Wiki (link at the top of this page)

2. Have a compression/leakdown test performed.

3. I`m guessing the trans fluid was never changed....do a drain & refill.
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