2003 BMW Z4 need information

  • 2003 BMW Z4
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 89,000 MILES
How do I change the shifter lever on the bmw z4 automatic trans
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 8:52 PM

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This is a fairly long job to perform. If you need diagram of any component listed just let me know.

Start by removing shift lever gaiter by doing the following:

Remove shift lever knob. Carefully pull gaiter taut on leather. Press frame inwards slightly until catch is released. Lift out gaiter. During installation of gaiter, retaining lugs must not be damaged.

After gaiter is successfully removed, remove rear middle reinforcement plate.
Remove exhaust system from exhaust manifold and support.
Remove middle heat shield. Remove insert/sound insulation.
Remove shift rod. During installation of rod, grease shift rod pin. Note location of retainer, washer and selector rod.
Insert special tool 25 1 110 into mount and turn 90 degrees counterclockwise. Press mount upwards out of selector arm.
Feed U-gaiter from shift arm and out of body cutout.
During installation, pull U-gaiter bead over receptacle on shift arm and pop U-gaiter lips into body cutout. Make sure arrow on the upper U-gaiter lip is seated in the direction of travel and crossways to the shift lever eye. Note location of shift lever, U-gaiter molded section, U-gaiter lips, U-gaiter bead and shift lever eye.
During installation, grease selector lever ball. Fit mount on shift arm receptacle. Align retaining lugs of mount to openings in receptacle (crossways to direction of travel). Press shift arm with mount downwards until mount snaps audibly into place (if necessary, use a tool for pressing in).


Cable on shift tower 11 Ft. Lbs. (15 Nm)
Crossmember to body 15 Ft. Lbs. (21 Nm)
Tranny mount to crossmember 14 Ft. Lbs. (19 Nm)
Clamping screw on shift lever 88 INCH Lbs. ( 10Nm)
Interlock cable on shift tower 62 INCH Lbs. (7 Nm)
Shift console to tunnel 62 INCH Lbs. (7 Nm)
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