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No reverse gear on my 320d, 2010. Assistant: How many miles

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No reverse gear on my 320d, 2010.
Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: 57,000, now you say fluid leak.!,!!
Thought it was just a little water on my drive!!
Assistant: Are you fixing your 57 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, booked into my local BMW garage tomorrow, but my confidence has go
in them.
Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I had a previous problem with my traction control, after doing research on a forum
and showing BMW the result, they then said ok we will waver the charge (£760) admitting that their was a problem with traction control on the 320d.......
I had to bring this to their attention, or else they would have charged me.
I thought if I had some advise or suggestions, I would be prepared, cause I think
they will say...... NEW GEARBOX.!!!!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.
Hi what exactly was your question?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can't get reverse gear, all forward gears perfect. Their where no warning signs.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.
I understand that, what did you want to know? possible causes?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Because my confidence has gone with my local garage, can you give me advise of possible
solutions, or fixes.
My garage will probably say NEW GEARBOX.
What will have failed, to cause this malfunction..?
Expert:  Steve replied 1 month ago.

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there are two common things that cause no reverse
a bad solenoid, and a bad clutch drum.
both are internal transmission failures, which require the transmission be opened for repair. Main dealers do not typically do this work so are usually inclined to recommed gearbox replacement. So, if you are interested in a non-replacement solution, I would suggest you take the vehicle to a gearbox specialist.

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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