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Old 11-05-2019, 06:30 AM
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Hi everyone thank you for having this available to all BMW owners . I just purchased a 2010 X5 . Its a one owner and in near perfect condition except for a small shudder when I first engage in drive . Is Dr Tranny something appropriate to use ?
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:45 AM
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I moved your question to the E70 forum (X5, 2007-2013) so you can get model-specific help.

The anti-shudder stuff worked in my very high mileage 2003 Ford F150, but I don't think I'd use it in a BMW.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:29 AM
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Hi everyone thank you for having this available to all BMW owners . I just purchased a 2010 X5 . Its a one owner and in near perfect condition except for a small shudder when I first engage in drive . Is Dr Tranny something appropriate to use ?
It could possibly be the transfer case...pretty common failure on these X5s.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:08 AM
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It could possibly be the transfer case...pretty common failure on these X5s.
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A dealer checkup is recommended before it gets worse or damages more components.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:44 AM
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1. Dr Tranny? Never heard of. Is it a doctor who likes to cross dress for on Saturday noghts? Kidding of course but not something I would use.
2. Mileage and maintenance history on the transmission, transfer case, and both differentials would be useful to know. Assuming the previous owner(s) adhered to BMW's lifetime fluids for those driveline compoenents:
2a. Whatever the mileage is, you are probably on factory fill for all of them.
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2b. You may very well have reached the lifetime limit of one of those components as a result of lack of maintenance. As stated, the transfer case seems more fragile than others but it is also relatively cheap - relative compared to an engine or transmission that is.
3. That being said, first thing I would do is check fluid levels on all those components. If low top off with the proper fluid (BMW's are rather specific in what they use.) Keep fingers crossed.
4. Spend some money and catch the car up on maintenance by giving the car fresh fluids and reset adaptations where part of the recommended procedure.

Good luck. Please update with outcome.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:22 AM
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When engaging drive from from park the torque converter gets most of the burden. In N or P both parts where spinning freely, in drive the tranny side of the torque converter is stopped and fluid is very forcefully pumped around. Transfer case does not take any action when still at standstill.

So, transmission fluid level and torque converter would be first on my list, not transfer case.

But donít ask me how to diagnose a torque converter.


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Old 11-05-2019, 01:45 PM
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