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Old 12-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #315
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My Ride: 2000 328CI
Ok, so after 2 and a half months with no reverse my 2000 328CI and suddenly she decided to back up again. For three days it worked perfectly, then nothing. I can't seem to find a local BMW mechanic who knows anything about the problem. The guy who has been working on it for me did the solenoid, but wasn't really interested in doing the valve body. I took it to a local transmission guy who I trust, but he is only interested in replacing the entire unit for something like $5000. Since the reverse works intermittently, then that means all the gears are still in tact. Right? I really want to keep driving her, everything else on the car is in very good condition and this is the worst problem I've had, I just don't want to spend that much on car since she already has over 244,000 miles on her. What to do? What to do?

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