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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Shawn1971 Shawn1971 is offline
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e39 99 528i transmission

I am only getting 2and3rd gear and speedo quit working and traction control light is on and abs light is on
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 PM
edjack edjack is online now
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Get the codes read - report back.

Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:48 PM
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ok this happens often when wet outside what i do is manually shift by going from drive to 3rd gear and back up this shifts it then i would check the abs light it could be water just got on it or that it shorted but that would be my advice i have no idea if this is bad for trans ive done it a lot and my trans is still rocking again just my experience
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:09 PM
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Wheel speed sensors... rear drivers side wheel speed sensor will cause speedometer issues and front passenger wheel speed sensor affects the shifting . This was the first issue I dealt with when I bought my 97 528i. I had same lights lit and same symptom.
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