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Old 12-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #262
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Jersey
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My Ride: '00 323i & 02 330xi
I too now have a no reverse issue. I have a early model 2000 323i manufactured in July/1999. I'm going to find out later today if I have a GM or ZF gear box. The car has a regular automatic transmission NOT steptronic. The car wouldn't go into reverse, I let the car run/idle for 30 mins to no avail, then drove the car around the block and that didn't help. After I drove the car a few miles to the autoshop, the damn reverse started working again.

The mechanic is a good friend of mine, who didn't understand what I was trying to tell him. I said that from what I read depending on which transmission I have it could be a few different things. A bad valve body, a bad reverse solenoid (he said there is no reverse solenoid reverse is a manual independent gear, I should of just said a bad solenoid that causes a pressure loss ), a bad snap ring/shredded reverse drum. I was trying to tell him this a specific issue with a couple of poorly built transmissions.
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