MY CARS TRANSMISSION WILL NOT ENGAGE

1998 BMW 540i

Tiny

porthos1

April, 9, 2013 AT 2:51 AM

My cars transmission will not engage. Forward or backward. I had a mechanic look at it and said the fluid was fine but the temp of fluid never changed when the car warmed up. Like its not pumping. Any ideas? I recently installed a newer engine. Did I do something when I did that?

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7 Answers

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

April, 9, 2013 AT 7:12 AM

That is possible, this process could take several steps to get through, shall we continue?

Tiny

porthos1

April, 9, 2013 AT 12:06 PM

Sure.

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

April, 9, 2013 AT 8:08 PM

Good. First, did you properly index the torque convertor into the pump? What that means is did the TC come out of the tranny during the swap?

Tiny

porthos1

April, 9, 2013 AT 8:22 PM

Yes it did. It was attached to the flywheel on the old engine.

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

April, 10, 2013 AT 12:38 AM

Then I recommend removing the transmission, remove and inspect the torque converter to see if there is an issue with the pump/torque converter interface.

Tiny

porthos1

April, 23, 2013 AT 7:11 AM

Thats fine. Could it be anything like a solenoid or something in that nature?

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

April, 24, 2013 AT 5:50 PM

Probably not

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