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1992 525i transmission would just quit working and I would pull over shut off the car for 30 second and go on my way. After about a year it started to change and i would put it in gear and it would take off real slow no matter how high the rpm's. once I hit 35 - 40 the transmission would work perfect. Dreaded stops

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Check the oil level in the transmission. Check that it is cherry red and not dark brown indicating internal failure. Have a pressure test done on the transmission . have a clutch and brake band adjustment done. change filter in the transmission.

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SOURCE: My transmission shift very hard. The drive shaft had to be changed when I bought the car. My car is a 1990 BMW 525i

Sounds like you have problems with a part called the valve body inside the transmission or other hydraulic control problems, i suspect you will need to overhaul the transmission to cure this.

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SOURCE: automatic 330i 2001, if i start accelarating at

the gearbox is a "fuzzy logic"system.gearchange depends on accelerator pedal position/revs/load.if you drive without depressing the gas peddle more than a third down you should find all gearchanges much smoother.(if you drive with gas peddle almost hard down all the time yhe car will hold gears longer...poss 4500 revs or more......

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SOURCE: my bmw 320i auto

Check the shifter linkage, and any bushings that may have deteriorated in the linkage. If that's not the problem, replace the transmission fluid and filter.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

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