Mechanics

5HP24 IS STALLING BEFORE BANGING TO MOVE, WHAT

1999 BMW 540

Transmission problem
1999 BMW 540 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 106000 miles

Hi!

My 540it is having trouble setting itself in motion, when I put it on drive or reverse, there is a short pause before the gear shoves in. If I idle it for the short while it starts fine but if ever I put on the gas too quickly, it bangs hard in gear. What's the problem? I know that changing the fluids could be a good idea. But am I doing something useless?

Thanks in advance!
Avatar
Mikedrums
November 4, 2008.




This could be low fluid level or a dirty filter, a transmission service is in order.

Dr. Hagerty
Nov 4, 2008.


AD