Just bought91 525i, the tranny slips at 20 mph, but car has all gears? where would you check the level of the tranny fluid? please help? Thanks Jennifer

Asked by Jun 02, 2010 at 11:53 PM about the 1991 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i bought a 1991bmw 525i, and it seems to have all the gears but slips and wont accelerate after 20 mph, the car is perfect inside and out, but also cannot find a way to check the tranny fluid.
Jennifer

1 Answer

575

I'm guessing from the question that your car has an automatic transmission. You will find two bolts coming out of the rear portion of the bellhousing. The upper on is to measure/fill the fluid, while the lower one is to drain the fluid. A car of that age would probably be better off draining all of the transmission fluid and filling it until it pours out of the filler hole. That's all it takes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

BMW 5 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    Michael Branan
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,115 Great Deals out of 32,969 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 7 Series
128 Great Deals out of 5,196 listings starting at $1,750
Used BMW M5
12 Great Deals out of 559 listings starting at $10,000
Used BMW M3
38 Great Deals out of 2,086 listings starting at $6,399
Used Honda Accord
1,117 Great Deals out of 74,857 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 5 Series For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 3,938 listings starting at $47,988
2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 979 listings starting at $41,888
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 501 listings starting at $26,775
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,571 listings starting at $17,900
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
188 Great Deals out of 2,384 listings starting at $14,999

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.