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Old 02-27-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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My car is losing reverse, please help me

I have a 2000 bmw 328Ci. My transmission has been acting up in the past year. I experienced the infamous "no reverse" problem. But its not the same as others no reverse problem. The car sometimes doesnt shift into reverse, reverse acts like a second neutral. But after i drive for a while in Drive, the reverse gear magically works again. This has happened 2 or 3 times. I have been reading and I dont think i have the ZF Transmission where the reverse gear completely strips because after i go in Drive, the reverse works again. I think its the TCC PWM solenoid. What should i tell my mechanic? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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early steptronics r known for this and i have ex[perience this alrdy lol\\

go get it rebuilt don;t take to stealership
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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the problem is, you have a different transmission than i do so the no reverse is caused by different things, so please dont tell me to "go get your transmission rebuilt" please
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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please help!! dont let me down guys
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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the problem is, you have a different transmission than i do so the no reverse is caused by different things, so please dont tell me to "go get your transmission rebuilt" please
what's the difference, if it was built by the same manf. Check if your car was built before march 2000 and then you can tell it is different.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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the problem is, you have a different transmission than i do so the no reverse is caused by different things, so please dont tell me to "go get your transmission rebuilt" please

You probably have found it, but if not, check out that www.noreverse.org website and see if they can be of any help. It's possible someone there is experiencing exactly what you are. Hope that helps, good luck with it!
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:30 AM   #7
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give ur car a chiiiiilllll pill to make it happy. or threathen to kick the shiiiiet out of it if it doesnt behave and go back to normal. maybe its just being hardheaded. you should sit down wit a cup of tea and some ritz crackers wit ur car and just lay everything on the table and work things out. maybe ur car is feeling down and the "no reverse'' is its way of letting u kno that its depressed.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:46 AM   #8
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trans is going out

sorry to say your trans is going to die i had this problem with one of my cars before the reason you get reverse back after driving awhile is the trans warms up so let you car warm up before you used it that should be a easy way to keep your trans alive
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #9
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this happened to me not so long ago. I had to get my trans rebuilt
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:22 PM   #10
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do you live in edmonds, wa? if you do i have a 328 tranny with 35000 miles that you can buy.
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #11
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your tranny is going to die.

not the news you want to hear, but it is the sad truth.

better to have it rebuilt before it completely craps out on you though, don't want to be stranded!
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #12
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I agree, they need to rip the transmission out and fix it internally. Better to do it now then wait to replace the entire thing. And hey when its all open you can get them to fix some stuff that is worn out at the sametime.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:59 AM   #13
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Your tranny will need to get rebuilted, happened to me at 87k
I paid about $2,400
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Look at all the members that told me to completely replace/rebuild the trans. Noobs

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Reposting a 2 year old thread just to test everyone? Lol.
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Didn't you do a swap to a 5-speed manual?

Edit: OH A OLD BUMP. Very sneaky.

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I have a 2000 bmw 328Ci. My transmission has been acting up in the past year. I experienced the infamous "no reverse" problem. But its not the same as others no reverse problem. The car sometimes doesnt shift into reverse, reverse acts like a second neutral. But after i drive for a while in Drive, the reverse gear magically works again. This has happened 2 or 3 times. I have been reading and I dont think i have the ZF Transmission where the reverse gear completely strips because after i go in Drive, the reverse works again. I think its the TCC PWM solenoid. What should i tell my mechanic? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:40 AM   #19
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Reposting a 2 year old thread just to test everyone? Lol.
Unfortunately this isn't like that oil thread late night was behind last time

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Didn't you do a swap to a 5-speed manual?

Edit: OH A OLD BUMP. Very sneaky.
Yes

I never actually realized how old this thread was. I even mentioned the reverse solenoid that long ago, interesting.
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