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I have a 2003 e60 BMW 530d with 77000 miles,have started to

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Hi I have a 2003 e60 BMW 530d with 77000 miles,have started to notice a slightly jerky feel in auto gearbox on downshift from 5th to 4th and 4th to 3rd,has had a gearbox oil and filter change at 75000 miles,would the transmission need a software upgrade or what else could cure the problem
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Chris
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.
Did the issue only start after the fluid was changed?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have only had the car 2 months and oil change was carried out by previous owner
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is it possible transmission oil change was not done correctly? in service book it states lifegaurd oil and pan filter was used
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.

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sorry for the delay

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it is possible that the change was done incorrectly or not filled to the proper level. It could also be that the transmission is starting to wear and develop internal mechanical issues.

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one thing you can try is resetting the transmission - ignition fully on with engine off (second click) then push the accelerator pedal to the floor for 2min. this may or may not help. A software update also may or may not help but is an option.

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