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2008 bmw 325xi wont go into reverse

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2008 bmw 325xi wont go into reverse
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Transmission Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 11 months ago
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you mean the shifter won't physically move or when you put it in r it doesn't go anywhere?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
when I put it into reverse nothing happens
Transmission Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 10 months ago

sorry for the delay - has anything been checked so far?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I scanned the car, but nothing really has been checked, but I seen online that there is a plastic shifting rod that breaks is that true on these cars
Transmission Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 10 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

it is likely the shifting rod, yes.

any other likely possibility would be worse - a bad solenoid, clutch or valve body

the only other possibilities - both unlikely - are an issue with the transfer case or with the shift linkage itself.

if you need a good non dealer option to cut down on costs, check out www.bimmershops.com or www.bimrs.org for options.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle...

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Do you have a picture of the shifting rod and wear it brakes
Transmission Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 10 months ago

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Here is the BMW diagram: https://app.box.com/s/zkbwwfrhthxgwxb40fr22nlx5gep8zxq . There is no common break point - as I said this is not likely and it is not common. Please do not forget to click a positive rati

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