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I have bmw x5 e70 2007. Car starts ok but during drive gear

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Hi. I have bmw x5 e70 2007. Car starts ok but during drive gear is changing to N
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes
JA: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am not repairing myself. I havent try to repair because I don't know what needs to be repaired
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Customer: I need to check electric in bmw
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: BMW
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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ita bmw x5 e70 YG57VKE automatic diesel
Expert:  Robert replied 11 days ago.

Hello im Rob. A UK Certified Motor Technician assisting you today..

There was a known common issue that caused that type of similiar problem where the transmission pressure required to run it would drop out and causes the clutch pack to disengage hence going into neutral..the issue was the mechtronic bridge seal degrading.this lives above the mectronic unit and the main housing for the transmission housing clutch packs..its quite an involved job and the seal kit is available...

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Ok thanks. Do you know aprox how much can cost repairing including parts and labour? Do you have any garage in Birmingham?
Expert:  Robert replied 11 days ago.

Ok.. You;d be better off seeking a BMW specialist in your area..if it was to be honest as some garages might shy away from such a job..you could likely get the mechatronic seal kit from ebay fairly reasonable..plus you need to factor in new transmission oil,service kit...plus labour you could be in the £400/£500 range typically..