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.
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.