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2002 BMW X5 Question: ENGINE FAILSAFE PROGRAM

 

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chonte, 4.4L V8, Chicago Heights, IL, March 19, 2010, 06:39
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I attempted to start my car up, it is choking and won't accelerate past 1 mph, I give it gas but the odometer isn't moving past the number 1. I noticed my antifreeze was low, so I added some, but the problem is still occurring. Can you help me?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, March 19, 2010, 10:01
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    This will need to be looked at by a shop, they will connect a computer to your vehicle so they can read the diagnostic data to determine what is happening. Without that info it's hard to know where to even start.
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    Visitor, December 19, 2010, 04:35

    have you tried checking your belt tightness or the transmission

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    Visitor, February 15, 2011, 07:52

    This is a transmission problem - torque convertor / gearbox I'm afraid.

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    delva11, May 27, 2012, 11:52
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    whats it's mean when a transmission failsafe program from bmw x5 2001"

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    Visitor, March 23, 2011, 06:27

    Its usually a wire harness failure that causes this. The only way i know of to fix it is to go to a dealership and see if they can replace the engine wire harness.

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    delva11, May 27, 2012, 11:53
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    are you sure

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