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BMW X5 Gearbox Repair

BMW X5 Gearbox Repair

BMW X5 Gearbox Repair by Stephens Engineering

A  2008 BMW X5 gearbox repair was recently carried out in the Stephens Engineering workshop. The 2008 BMW X5 has the ZF six speed automatic transmission. The earlier BMW X5 version used a GM five speed or  the ZF five speed unit.  The BMW X5 was subject to a road test which confirmed the problem was a slip in 5th and 6th gear of the BMW X5.  The diagnostic scan noted the code “Slip from the E-clutch assembly”.

To commence the BMW X5 gearbox repair, the BMW X5 gearbox was removed and dismantled. The BMW’s E-clutch was then pressure tested whilst  being subject to heat which confirmed the BMW E-clutch had a pressure loss. The E-clutch unit of the BMW X5 transmission was replaced with a ZF drum assembly and the transmission unit was then rebuilt using original ZF components. The valve body of the BMW X5 was up-rated and the automatic transmission was re-assembled. The automatic transmission unit was refitted with an exchange torque converter. The BMW X5 transmission control unit was adapted. To check that the fault had been successfully rectified, a long road test carried out and this confirmed that BMW X5 gearbox repair had been successful and that the gearbox of the 2008 BMW X5 was back to it’s original level of performance.

At Stephens Engineering, we specialise in repairing and resolving automatic transmission faults. Contact Stephens Engineering to book in your vehicle and restore your vehicle’s level of performance.

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