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Old 08-14-2015, 01:33 PM
SeanChappell SeanChappell is offline
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BMW 2007 X3 Stutters upon Acceleration

I have a 2007 BMW X3 100K miles. the car is stuttering upon acceleration in 1st and 2nd gear. Otherwise runs perfect. I have recently replaced spark plugs, coils , vans, and new drive belt and idler arm After 2 days at the BMW dealer they came to conclusion it needed a new transfer case. It threw me off because there is a light in the dash saying there is a build out but no bulbs are out. The BMW dealer said this is related to transfer case. I took the car to a transmission shop after reading that the chain in the transfer case could be looses. The transmission shop said they did not think it needed a new transfer case. I noticed some leaking around transmission pan so i am replacing gasket and filter and adding some more fluid. to see if this relieves the problem.

Does any one have a suggestion? or possibly now what this is
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:41 PM
DFLO DFLO is offline
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Did the dealer pull any codes? If not, start with replacing the oil in the transfer case, really easy DIY. Of course replace transmission oil/filter/gasket and reset the transmission Driver Adaptive memory.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:36 PM
HighDeaf HighDeaf is offline
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I just had the same issue, dealer also said I needed a new transfer case, $4000.00. All I did was have fluid replaced in transmission and transfer case, problem solved, drives smoothly no hesitations.

2008 BMW X3si 3.0 M-Sport
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Bufalo Bufalo is offline
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I replaced the transfer case gear and fluid and solved this same issue in my '07 for $85.
Greg Martin
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