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My Bmw 320d reverse gear doesnt engage. all other gear works

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my Bmw 320d reverse gear doesnt engage. all other gear works perfectly fine. what might be the issue?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.


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unfortunately this is normally due to a catastrophic internal transmission failure such as a failed valve body, solenoid issue or simple failure of reverse gear

99% chances are the transmission will need to be opened for this repair.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
do i need to change my gear box? or it can be done in simple way??
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

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as I outlined, there is more than one thing that can cause this

if it is one of the bigger ones, you will be best served by having the gearbox fully overhauled or replaced

if by chance it is a simpler issue such as a solenoid or even low fluid level, then this will not require such a large fix

whether or not a large fix / overhaul / replacement is required cannot be said until the cause is conclusively identified

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I ma basic here . whats solenoid and how do i check and xhange the low fluid level??