Step one would be to flush the transmission, making sure that the valve body valves are free and not sticky. The gray area of 7 Series satisfaction and performance sits largely in the transmission. Wear is indeed a separate issue from debris damage. The safety recall is expected to begin during January 2012. Due to manufacturing, installation, and exposure issues, the front passenger seat occupant detection mat may not function properly and, as a result, the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash. It utilizes pusle width modulation and the electric solenoid that opens the valve inside the valve body.
So the L models are the better choice for buyers who frequently put adults in the back seat. We had several customers ignore the warning and insisted we change the fluid anyway. The 7 Series interior is classy and luxurious, like a richly appointed, roomy cocoon, protecting occupants from an ornery world. The fluid change steps can be found on this forum and can be performed in under two hours. My explaination is as follows. Spalling indicates surfaces that are breaking down from contact stress. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall.
This 7 Series has the maturity and sophistication appropriate to a car of its stature. After all that, changes are limited for 2012. From my limited diagnostics I was able to do on my 99 740il I determined the problem I have same symptoms as Bruce R is faulty Vanos Adjuster Units. Additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash. Now my trans shifts great, no more shuttering or grinding noise.
If the bolts loosen, it could lead to a loss of power to the front wheels and ultimately a vehicle breakdown, increasing the risk of a crash. My 740i with 141,000 miles just started behaving exactly the same way. Dealers will reprogram the engine and transmission electronic control unit with updated software free of charge. Ride is steady and supple, but not as cushy as the best in this class. Given that the flakes were in the solenoids before implies their sources is after the filter and before the solenoids.
Air Mass Meter Do you have a check engine light on? Dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump and will be notified next month. It seems like it has a bad sensor or the tourque converter might be on its way out. I say service your tranny. Good Luck, Al Hi Sasha, Great information. The safety recall is expected to begin in August 2013.
So the implication is that flushing the molasses out of the trans can be a diagnostic tool! The recall is expected to begin during December 2008. Hope I was able to help someone out there. That's not to say the ride is harsh, though. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Wear is indeed a separate issue from debris damage. Despite the turbochargers, there is no appreciable turbo lag.
Check the ball valves and fit. The contamination could result in a loss of power assist braking. He advised me not to do anything because the transmission is shifting fine and there are no failure messages in the dashboard. Took it out and fitted it properly. A check valve of the brake vacuum pump may leak a small amount of lubricating oil.
I always wanted this car and for a guy 6'4 i fit so extremely comfortable in my car. The auxiliary pump helps cool the turbocharger during some driving conditions and in some cases can fail, causing the circuit board to overheat. One senses computers working overtime behind the scenes, not only in the steering box, but also under the hood. If I drive the car in the manual shift mode it does not do this. In the event of a crash, if the front passenger air bag does not deploy properly, it can increase the risk of injury. What brand power steering pump did you buy? The recall covers 76,200 vehicles sold in the U. Before finding your post, I've already tried cleaning all the contacts on the electronic shifting console to no avail.