Mechanics

CAR CAN ONLY DRIVE IN 3RD AND 4TH GEAR

2001 BMW 530

2001 BMW 530 6 cyl

I have a 2001 bmwi and the battery, starter, and alternator checks out fine but I had a drain test and it came out 6.12A. While driving the radio, air and heater cuts in and out and my transmission shift is to the emergency mode but I can only drive in 3rd and 4th gear! What is my problem?
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John oe
May 25, 2008.



Start with finding that 6.12 amp key off draw. That's a battery killer if I ever saw one. Look at the final stage for the auxiliary fan and the final stage for the blower fan or any non-BMW audio or navigation devices.

Dr. Hagerty
May 26, 2008.