transmission won't shift i have to shift down to 3rd then shift up to drive for it to change gears ?

Asked by May 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM about the 1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It sounds like you are going into fifth and not going into forth when you are manually shifting from 3rd to drive. If there is a forth gear failure you may not automatically shift-up from third. You should have the transmission scanned for codes but it is most likely an internal transmission failure.

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