Shifter interlock?

Asked by Sep 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM about the 1995 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car wont shift out of park when car is running. But if you shut the car off it will shift out and start in netural but wont shift into any gear.

2 Answers

125

this is by no means a cure, but for the time being you can get it into gear with a bit of patience ....and timing. as your turning your engine over..at the point it turns over put it into gear-it might take a few attempts but you should get a gear. i have had a couple of beemers that i have dismantled do this(both e36 compacts) . remember keep your foot on the brake. once its started it may remedy itself. timing is crucial with this trick. :-) just before your engine fires it will slide into gear.

45

my trans am had that problem, it was a transmission mount. Not sure about a bmw, it could be a lot of number of things.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 31,729 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,650
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,530
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
460 Great Deals out of 15,988 listings starting at $1,700
Used BMW M3
45 Great Deals out of 1,517 listings starting at $5,800
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
446 Great Deals out of 26,582 listings starting at $2,000
Used Audi A4
229 Great Deals out of 10,877 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
416 Great Deals out of 19,905 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used BMW 7 Series
188 Great Deals out of 6,134 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 8,239 listings starting at $25,999
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 3,026 listings starting at $19,995
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 878 listings starting at $14,799
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 4,394 listings starting at $12,995
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 2,316 listings starting at $11,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.