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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 09-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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Auto trans fail with no dash lights? No Gear Monitoring...

My wife drives a '00 323i M52TU with 5 speed automatic ZF 5HP19 and 164k miles. It started acting up (stuttering from a stoplight, shifting crazy/ slipping 2-3rd gear once warmed up) and was taken to the local Indie BMW repair shop. No dash lights on whatsoever. They confirmed problem and said computer readout was for Gear Monitoring and needed a new transmission. No leaks according to them.
For the record the car was purchased by us 10 years ago with 100k miles and fluid and filter was NOT changed due to age and mileage. it was determined that there was a greater risk of disturbing/ dislodging, so AFAIK it is "lifetime" fluid still in there.
My question, can the Gear Monitoring code be tripped if it never showed on the dash?

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Old 09-24-2015, 01:03 PM   #2
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My question, can the Gear Monitoring code be tripped if it never showed on the dash?
Yes. low fluid level will also do that.
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