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Hi, I am new to the forum and relatively new to the world of owning a BMW but have found a few posts of great help already. My 2000 reg 330i auto tip has decided to give up reverse :eek - well creeps backwards on the flat but won't accelerate backwards or do anything on an incline but just revs with no motion.

Forwards there is no problem at all with drive or when using the tiptronic mode. Has anyone any idea of what may be causing this? Not sure it makes any difference but the reversing sensors are tempermental at the best of times and there appears to be a humming noise when in 5th gear..... sounds like a new gearbox to me...

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Matt
 

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IIRC there's a small plastic ball bearing that wears out in the gearbox, it will require a gearbox strip down to fix, get the fault codes read first from a main dealers or good BMW specialists or better have a auto box specialist look at it as they will more than likely know something I don't :D

Let us know how you get on
 

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Thanks, will get the fault codes read and take the car to a specialist. I will let you know how I get on and the costs involved.....
 

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Matt, mine lost all drive in all gears the night i picked it up , happy days!! it turned out to be the oil cooler/ radiator on the gearbox -apparently a common fault?- also had to have faults reset and upgrade. good luck and hope it doesn't cost to much
 

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just to post an update, £1900 lighter and a reconditioned box fitted with an upgraded reverse clutch drum.... 'back' on the road.

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just to post an update, £1900 lighter and a reconditioned box fitted with an upgraded reverse clutch drum.... 'back' on the road.

Matt
Ouch! was it done at the main dealers?

did you not complain that this shouldn't be happening and you want some good will payment towards it?
 
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