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Re: Stuck in 3rd gear (archive)

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Posted by Alex Lynch on December 27, 2000 at 11:12:53:

In Reply to: Re: Stuck in 3rd gear posted by Sergio Chavez` on December 27, 2000 at 10:32:54:


I would check the fluid level before going to the trouble of blowing out the cooling lines. For the electrical connectors buy some Electra Clean (spelling?) at your local NAPA and spray both connectors. You didn't say if your engine is also running hot?


Alex Lynch
1992 735i 194,000 miles
1972 2002 187,000 miles

735i Automatic HP22,
After sitting in traffic seems like my tranny acts up
and starts up in 3rd gear. it only happens when car is idling for a very long time and tranny gets very hot.
I usally have to let it cool down and then all the gears work fine. I've already replaced tranny and just recently it started doing it again. could this be a computer prob.??

Hey guys I really appreciate the advise.
unfortunately the warranty has ran out it was a rebuilt one. so basically I should clean out the lines and brush out the connector inside the one that says M/S right?
and hopefully that will take care of it???
I will try that and let you guys know.:)
88 735i 166k
70 1600 unknown K

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