Mechanics

TRANSMISSION SHIFTS ON REVERS AND PARK ONLY

1987 BMW 635

Transmission problem
1987 BMW 635 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 193 miles

hi there, im trying to find the problem with my transmission, it was driving normal I parked the car on my driveway for five minutes came back put the car on drive. Not moving, I try to put it on 3.2.1 the car not moving feels like it's on nutral only the revers gear response and when I put it on park. Could it be the shifter cable or something else. Thank you
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Moejam
December 21, 2008.



Start with checking the transmission fluid level, check it with the engine running.

Dr. Hagerty
Dec 22, 2008.
Hi there, I checked the transmission oil with the car running it looks fine, I also cheked the shifter cable linkage from the bottom of the car all the way to shifter handle. Still I can't get the gear into drive. Could it be the transmission computer or the diffrential. Thank you and happy holidays

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Moejam
Dec 24, 2008.
It could be a bad " A" pack in the transmission, it could be a hundred other things as well. It is a practical impossibility to say from cyberspace what it is for sure.

Dr. Hagerty
Dec 24, 2008.