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I have a 2001, 530i, no havent done anything, when car warms

i have a 2001 JA: What...
i have a 2001
JA: What is the model of your '01 BMW?
Customer: 530i
JA: Are you fixing your 530i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no havent done anything
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: when car warms up after driving it 5 to 10 minutes transmission light comes on then car moves very slow
JA: Have you checked the transmission fluid?
Customer: don't know how
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Okay, this is called limp mode because there has been a fault code set in the computer system. You need to have the codes read with a code reader or preferably a scan tool. This will identify the cause of this. Limp mode prevents you from ruining anything while driving it. Most parts stores will check this for you for free.

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Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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