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Transmission Idiot

Discussion in 'E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)' started by b4udoo, Oct 8, 2010.

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    My 2001 Z3 3.0 w/5spd auto. is intermittently displaying the trans. fault or warning light. What's going on and or is this something needing prompt attention? THANKS
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    That warning light indicates that there is an electronically detected fault in your transmission. Something simple may be to blame - but, whatever the culprit your transmission needs to be assessed to avoid further damage.

    I would dealer it. When I got the warning light on my e36 325i, I was able to change my transmission fluid and the light went away when it was electronically reset. Then, about a year later, the transmission failed completely - most likely due to excessive wear of the clutch packs (driver idiot :p) ...at that time there was a large amount of debris (metal shavings) in the transmission case itself. I always think that I could have avoided catastrophic failure with a partial rebuild earlier.

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