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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 08-11-2019, 07:47 PM
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Car stars but wont drive

So the other day I took a drive to the beach, but before I got there my transmission went into limp mode. When I finally got to the beach I parked. Later when I got back to the car to go home the car started but didn't take any of the gears. So I then called a tow truck, while the tow truck pulled it on the bed it started leaking oil really bad. Any idea on what it can be? Also I had the rear main seal switched out about 5 months ago.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:49 PM
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The trans has died. Get thee to a mechanic!
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:07 AM
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sounds like shes dead jim...

pink transmission fluid.. or black engine oil?
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:07 PM
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Black motor oil. It leaks from where the transmission sits.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:07 PM
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What should I do with the car?
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:02 AM
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:36 PM
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thats a decision only you can make, if youre interested in keeping it, take it to a mechanic and find out what itll cost. if not, the possibilities are endless.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:50 PM
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What should I do with the car?
Re-read post #2.
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