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2001 BMW 740iL Question: transmission failsafe program

 

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PHRANKROD, Los Angeles, CA, April 09, 2010, 19:46
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my car is taking a while to accelerate and the transmission failsafe program light went.what does this mean and how do i fix this problem.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 09, 2010, 23:44
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    This means there is an issue with the transmission and it needs to be checked out to determine what the problem is. Take it to a good BMW or transmission shop.

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    November 05, 2010, 23:39
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    i got a same problem is not transmition is a ABS module is about 1500 dollars but wait. take off youer old ones and send it for rebult . 200 dolars and after you put it problems go aways.

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    Visitor, December 03, 2010, 14:37

    where do you take it to have it rebuilt?

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    Visitor, December 03, 2010, 18:55

    YOU GOT TO REMOVE ABS MODULE AND SEND IT FOR A REBUILT. COST ABAOUT 200 DOLARAS . ONCE YOU GOT THE MODULE BACK YOU NEED TO REPOROGRAMET BY SOMEONY WHO HAS A COMPUTER FOR IT ABAUT 75 DOLLARS . DONT LET ENY BUDDY ELSE SUGEST ANY TRANSMISION WORK . IT AHD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

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    December 18, 2010, 15:39
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    try replacing tran. fluid your fluid could be low

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    Visitor, April 16, 2011, 07:49

    neutral safty sfech

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  • Answer #6

    December 01, 2012, 21:06
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    Bad batter or alternater causes a transmission failsafe to trigger. If batteries good, regulater in your alternator might be bad...replace entire alternater

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  • Answer #7

    June 24, 2013, 14:56
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    this is caused by splip in the transmission disc clutches ,what it means is that the transmission has failed and has to be replaced or rebuilt,. free service from a master technician from bmw,of n/a

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