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Old 08-07-2019, 09:54 AM
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Delayed start and transmission fault code

Hello. I'm a new BMW owner of a 2007 525 xi. Recently I went to start the car and it cranked a few seconds longer than normal before starting. Seemed to run smoothly after that bit brought up the transmission fault-gear can be engaged without pressing the brake, drive moderately message. I turned the car off and immediately restarted it. No delay this time and no message. It started and drove fine for the rest of the day.

Next day my wife has the same issue with the delayed start and code. I'm out of town and can't code it out until Saturday. Any thoughts or recommendations? Safe to drive in the mean time? The car has 102K miles on it. Thanks for the help and guidance...
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:49 AM
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Can't code out what?
Sounds like a weak battery.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:29 PM
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I was wondering if it could be the battery. I'll give that a check. Thanks for the advise.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:26 PM
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For me it was the crankshaft sensor. Near the starter. Solved the transmission problem and starting problem
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:32 PM
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For me it was the crankshaft sensor. Near the starter. Solved the transmission problem and starting problem

So that is exactly what the problem was. I replaced the crank shaft sensor and everything is back to normal. Prior to replacing the sensor I had verified the battery, alternator, voltage regulator, and starter all checked good. Eventually the problem became so bad that the car was dying randomly. After replacing the crank shaft sensor everything cleared up and it's running like a sewing machine. Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:19 AM
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Great!
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:23 AM
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For me it was the crankshaft sensor. Near the starter. Solved the transmission problem and starting problem

So that is exactly what the problem was. I replaced the crank shaft sensor and everything is back to normal. Prior to replacing the sensor I had verified the battery, alternator, voltage regulator, and starter all checked good. Eventually the problem became so bad that the car was dying randomly. After replacing the crank shaft sensor everything cleared up and it's running like a sewing machine. Thanks for the help!
Glad you got it fixed. It was painful for me too.. car dying in the middle of the road
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:08 PM
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Ours died in the middle of the road as well, right in the middle of the road on a freeway off ramp! ***x1f631; Fortunately it did start back up long enough to drive to the mechanic and we only missed one green light. ***x1f605;

I certainly don't recommend putting this off for anyone who may experience this in the future. Still not a single problem since! ***x1f603;
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