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  • 03-09-2011, 09:28 PM

    Get the engine and trans pending codes read.

    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.
  • 03-09-2011, 09:05 PM

    2001 E39 140K Tranny Problems

    Driving in stop and go traffic at 5-15 MPH for over one hour. Traffic clears. Hit the gas, all warning lights come on and engine stalls. Restart and all is fine. Has happened a few times in last 2 years.

    This time however, on restart, I have EML (Engine Computer) and transmission (gear) lights on along with check engine. Car speeds up to 10 MPH, bucks a few times, and slows down - repeatedly (safe mode?).
    Shut down for 15 minutes and I can get it up to 50-60 MPH with warning lights still on. The next morning all is fine and no warning lights are on.

    Has been OK for weeks now but I have noticed a few hard shifts at times.

    Have never changed fluid - 140,000 miles.


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