Won't shift into drive or reverse

Asked by Jan 16, 2015 at 05:01 PM about the 2006 BMW 7 Series 750Li

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When putting the vehicle into drive or reverse, it won't move. And automatic jumps back
into park.

6 Answers

455

If the car will not shift after engaging the clutch and trying to move the stick, take a look at the fluid to make sure that it is at the right level. Other causes include using the incorrect thickness (type) of fluid and the clutch linkage or shift cables needing adjustment. The source of the problem could also be the vehicle’s computer system. If you’ve already inspected the fluid, you can try resetting it. To do this, detach the battery and let it stand for thirty minutes. Then, reattach and allow the system to reset itself. This usually takes around thirty minutes. If this doesn’t work either, then it’s time to take it to a mechanic.

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You mention the clutch and the stick.mits an automatic. I would normally step on the brake, and then shift the lever to either drive or reverse.

455

My apologies. I assumed you had a standard since I have never heard of this issue with an automatic transmission. Bottom line, sounds like you better get your vehicle to a transmission shop asap before more damage is caused.

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In side valve body is seal need to change

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Change your fluid it is low or empty

I was on the highway doin about 80mph n my car stoped goin engine was still on I have a 1992 735il BMW

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