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Old 02-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Angry E46 Transmission Troubles????

I went to move my car out of the garage, as I rolled down the driveway I went over abit of rough hard packed snow, Now transmission wont shift into any gear on my 99 328i (Auto)..Anyone know what this could be from????
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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On my ZF I know there is some sore of shift linkage to the left side of the tranny. Its possible yours has a similar linkage that may have been damaged during contact. How hard did you hit the packed snow?

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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what number is the shift linkage?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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#5, "Connecting Rod"

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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The 328i has a GM 5L40e transmission, not a ZF...

It will be a completely different part number.

Question: is the car in "park" right now...like, can you start it, just the shifter is jammed, or it's jammed in drive and it won't (obviously) turn on even?
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:09 PM   #6
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Not sure # of shift linkage, Vehicle does go to park-Shifter isnt jammed, it just wont shift into drive, 1,2 ,3 or reverse.....Dont think I really bottomed out, but my driveway is very uneven with the hard packed snow/and ice...I usually never let it leave the garage during the winter, but my roomate took it a few blocks to run an errand, when he came back he said he was barely able to go anywhere.....so it sounds like it might have gotten worse in a matter of a day...
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