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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 08-01-2008, 11:26 AM
Paul12345 Paul12345 is offline
 
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e39 not changing gear from 3rd

hello
I had my nearside front abs sensor changed and abs light went out....within a 30 miles my gearbox would not change gear once in third (auto), the revs obvisouly high the abs light came back on. took back to garage number of asc fault codes and a "scatter" fault on the abs whatever thats is ..any ideas
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:53 AM
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Question e39 not changin gear from third

Paul. My 520iA has a similar problem. The difference is that mine just takes longer to engage to next gear. This happens once in a while, I havent taken it to garage yet.
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:21 PM
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Try turning off the DSC and see if it changes in the shifting. If not could be in the programming. There is also the possibility that it's just coincidence and tranny is going out.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:23 PM
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Do you have access to a BMW specific code reader . What are the error codes ??
And how is your battery / alternator . Is it fully charged ??
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:04 PM
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ill wager that after 11 years, the problem has been rectified, or the car is no more.
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