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Old 02-12-2016, 06:21 AM
shabbafyah shabbafyah is offline
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gear box problem

i have a 2002 X5 4.4l V8. when im taking off , it delays to move unless i rev it up high. and when i hit 120 km it doesn, t change gears. i changed a gear box but it is stil doing the same thing.

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Old 02-12-2016, 07:07 AM
drfusion drfusion is offline
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Could you be in Failsafe Mode? In that mode, the transmission will shift only to 3rd or 4th gear I think. It starts off in 2nd or 3rd and doesn't allow you to go very fast. However, the dash information center should tell you when you crank the car that it is in failsafe mode, if it is.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:54 PM
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thank you for that information.

it used to show "transfer fail safe" it seems the mechanic is failing to fix it. how can i fix it?
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:49 AM
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Unless you are a mechanic and have the ability to diagnose and repair the transmission, there's really nothing you can do. You can buy one of those OBDII hand scanners that can reset the engine and transmission codes(I got one from Harbor Freight). Resetting the codes in the transmission will bring it out of failsafe but whatever the problem is will eventually send it back to failsafe. I have to do this with mine all the time. Once a week or so, I have to reset the codes to get it out of failsafe.
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