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Old 04-10-2013, 06:33 PM
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E46 M3 SMG issue


I just bought 2004 M3 SMG. About 100k miles.

1-Drove fine for about 1,000 miles (highway). Then when i drove in a traffic jam I noticed a "grinding" noise from under the car with the SMG light illuminated.
2-I Turned off car, It did not come back on after restart.
3-Drove car about 10 miles and the SMG light came on again.
4-Then it was not shifting normally. Would drop into 0 when coming to a stop.
5-Sometimes will automatically go back into gear, other times I had to manually shift it back to gear. Grinding noise is more noticeable.
6-One time would not shift past 2nd.
7-Let it cool for about 1.5 hours. Was able to drive for about 10 miles with no issue, no SMG light. Grinding still noticeable however.

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Please help me diagnosing this issue

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