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Old 01-05-2013, 03:20 PM
e34crank e34crank is offline
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reverse but no drive? help

89 735il goes into reverse fine but when I put it into drive nothing.. I'll put it in drive rev up to 3k and it will display Trans program. I tried unplugging the tcm and the ecu same story nothing. Trannie fluids normal maby it's the filter but idk help.
I also plugged in my code reader and nothing comes up
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:01 PM
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Start looking for a new tranny, or a rebuild.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:04 PM
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I have another trannie but if it's something electrical I don't wanna swap it if I don't have to ya know
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:14 PM
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I see, wait for more people to chime in.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:09 AM
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I do not think the transmission has the ability to store fault codes in a car of this age. These auto transmissions fail with high miles, I would bet that yours has failed internally. There are precious few electronics on your trans making mechanical failure almost certain. Hopefully you are swapping in a manual
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:04 PM
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Why swap to manual. A good auto is fine. OK, not a performance option I'll concede.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:12 PM
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it's a yacht not a race car.. I mean the back seats recline...I just need some suggestions on how to fix my Trans.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:11 PM
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if you rev it up to sort of 4500rpm or so does the car start to drive forwards then? if so it could be low fluids. but i do doubt it.

rebuild time. not much point swapping in another auto as that will only give out again in another year or so, especially if its been sitting around for a while.

dont go manual in a 7 series. will destroy the whole experience of the car.
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