In Reply to: 90 735iL straining at idle posted by Dennis on March 05, 2000 at 22:10:37:
I can't say for sure, but it sounds like your like clutch pack A in the trans is not disengaging. If this is the case, once the clutch pack wears out you will need a transmission rebuild. Try searching the archives on this topic. This has been discussed on several ocassions.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news if this turns out to be the problem
i>: When stopped in gear, it seems to take quite a bit of brake to keep the car from creeping. The car doesn't seem to "engine brake" hardly at all - I have to ride the brakes down residential streets. The tach shows a (rather rough but steady) idle speed of 800 rpm whether in gear or in neutral with AC off. Cold this be a transmission / torque converter problem? Vacuum leak? Leaky injectors? I do get a 1222 engine code. My fuel milage is a consistant 19.2 on my combined city / highway drive to work. Not really a seroius problem, but irritating. Any tips would pe appreciated. Thanks