5 Signs of BMW Transmission Failure


The transmission has one of the most important jobs in your BMW. It distributes power created by the engine to the wheels to get you where you want to go. It does this while regulating engine speed to help improve fuel efficiency. If you think you're having transmission trouble don't delay having the issue looked at, as waiting will only let the problem get worse, which often results in a need for more costly repairs. Here are five common signs you need transmission repair for your BMW.

Pops Out of Gear

If your automatic transmission shifts between gears when it is unnecessary or your manual transmission slips into neutral unannounced you will want to visit the BMW repair shop.

Burning Clutch Smell

In a manual transmission there will be times when your car won't have a direct transmission problem, but a clutch issue. Clutches sometimes need adjustment or repair, which is much cheaper than internal transmission repairs. If you smell the clutch burning, which is reminiscent of burning paper, especially if your car has high mileage or is drive in traffic often, don't wait any longer to have it looked at.

Slow Response

If your automatic transmission doesn't shift between gears immediately, but pauses and causes the engine to rev, than you likely have low transmission fluid levels. Watch your RPM gauge as the vehicle shifts between gears or when first putting the car in drive to see if they spike.

Grinding Noises While Shifting

A grinding noise as you shift is a sure sign of a transmission problem. This can happen due to low fluid, worn parts or other reasons. Contact your mechanic to have the problem identified before your car refuses to go into gear at all.

Transmission Fluid Leak

Transmission fluid is a reddish color, so if you find any in a puddle in your driveway or anywhere your car has been parked for awhile you're looking at upcoming transmission failure. If the transmission gets too low of fluid it won't be able to function at all.

If you experience any of these signs of transmission trouble, or another issue, be sure to contact a local professional mechanic that can diagnose and repair the problem. For expert BMW transmission repair in Euless, Fort Worth or Dallas head to DFW Bimmer. We service all models of BMWs at our full service BMW maintenance facility and all work is done by trained BMW technicians. Give us a call at (817) 440-3697 to schedule BMW repair in Euless today.

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ