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    How can I check trans fluid level on 530i?

    I was driving home from work when the trans shifted while climbing a hill. From that point on, for several miles, the trans never shifted back to AD. Sounded like and the RPM's were as if it was stuck in S3.
    I called the shop from my cell phone, they said to check the trans fluid level. The owner's manual does not specify how this can be done. Is the dealer nuts?


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    Re: How can I check trans fluid level on 530i?

    : I was driving home from work when the trans shifted while climbing a hill. From that point on, for several miles, the trans never shifted back to AD. Sounded like and the RPM's were as if it was stuck in S3.
    : I called the shop from my cell phone, they said to check the trans fluid level. The owner's manual does not specify how this can be done. Is the dealer nuts?


    These cars have no transmission fluid dipstick. The only way to be sure the level is correct is to fill it to overflow from the bottom while the engine is running. So unless you have special equipment and like crawling under the car while it is running you have to take it to a dealer or independent shop. If you are going to do this you might as well have the transmission serviced (fluid changed and a new filter installed). Don't let the dealer tell you that the fluid is designed to last the life of the car! That is only for the 540!


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