car will not shift out of low gear it is a automatic


Asked by Jan 04, 2014 at 02:35 PM about the 1997 BMW 3 Series 318i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the alternator went out. the car was driven till it shut off, i replcaed the alternator with a new one, it is now charging but it will not shift out of low gear

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Check your fuses, all of them. If they're good it's probably a bad shift solenoid in the transmission. HTH. -Jim

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