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Hi. I have a BMW x3.. 37000 miles. Yesterday loud noise from

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Hi. I have a BMW x3.. 37000 miles. Yesterday loud noise from engine. Car would then not drive. Engine starts but will not move. It's automatic. Gearbox problems?

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does the car not move in forward or reverse?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi Steve. No nothing. Very strange. Been running with no problems so far.

likely a gearbox or transfer case issue. best case just a shift linkage issue, but if you heard a load noise, probably not.


it could possibly be elsewhere in the driveline, but the gearbox or t-case would be most likely.


you will need to have the vehicle raised on a hoist for inspection to verify the cause


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