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Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 01-12-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 28,668
Posted By jjrichar
No need to go through the manual shifts. It won't...

No need to go through the manual shifts. It won't go there anyway due to being at a standstill. If you aren't dropping the valve body, going through the gears makes little difference as everything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By jjrichar
The TCC clutch lockup logic seems to be a BMW...

The TCC clutch lockup logic seems to be a BMW choice they've made. The Audi I owned until recently had the same transmission (4WD version) and the TCC clutch locked solidly. It was much jerkier as a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-07-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By jjrichar
The TC will never actually lock completely. There...

The TC will never actually lock completely. There is always a level of slip that is constantly adjusted by the TCM based on load, speed, etc. For example, when you lift off the throttle the TC clutch...
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-13-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By jjrichar
Spec is 59 Nm + additional 90 deg of turn. I use...

Spec is 59 Nm + additional 90 deg of turn. I use a bar about a metre long to do the additional 90 deg.

There are only 4 and are torque to yield bolts and must be replaced. Very real risk of...
Forum: E46 Convertible 12-03-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By jjrichar
When closing have you looked at the INPA output...

When closing have you looked at the INPA output from the tension bow angle sensor and S142?

When closing, tension bow hydraulic pressure is pushing the tension bow down until the cvm detects the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-25-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By jjrichar
NEWTIS. Has all the BMW factory information for...

NEWTIS. Has all the BMW factory information for every model since the mid 90s. Far superior to my Bentley. Lots of procedures not out there on youtube etc, but this has it all.
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Forum: E46 Convertible 11-20-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By jjrichar
When you say the other keys don't work, are you...

When you say the other keys don't work, are you saying if you stick the key in the lock on the trunk handle and turn it won't open?
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-04-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By jjrichar
There's nothing wrong from what I can see with...

There's nothing wrong from what I can see with pics 1 or 2. Wires/solenoids are either on or off depending on which solenoid the TCM wants activated for the gear selected. In this case P.

Pic 3...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-03-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By jjrichar
Rebuild or replace the gear switch on the side of...

Rebuild or replace the gear switch on the side of the transmission. I suspect that's your problem. Dead easy to pull it apart and clean in out. Your problem is very common. Link below.
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Forum: E46 Convertible 10-14-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jjrichar
It holds the plates of the rear attachment point...

It holds the plates of the rear attachment point together. It looks like an o ring, but it's a rubber band.
Forum: E46 Convertible 10-13-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jjrichar
It's supposed to spin like that. See links below...

It's supposed to spin like that. See links below for information on the regulator and how to tighten/adjust.

Scroll down the comments in the first link for extra info. There is a piece that was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By jjrichar
If for the ZF transmission, you can get them...

If for the ZF transmission, you can get them individually from a ZF dealer.
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 10-02-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By jjrichar
Is the crankshaft turning, ie is the pulley...

Is the crankshaft turning, ie is the pulley turning at the front of the car when you start?

It sounds like the starter is turning but is not engaging the flywheel. Strange as the starter gear...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By jjrichar
Solenoids very rarely fail. If they do, they hard...

Solenoids very rarely fail. If they do, they hard fail and you will have a permanent problem you can't resolve by turning off and on. Most likely some electrical issue that is intermittent. Normally...
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-01-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By jjrichar
What's the problem with the transmission?

What's the problem with the transmission?
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-30-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By jjrichar
There are none specific to those shifts. All...

There are none specific to those shifts. All shifts are a combination of MV 1,2 and EDS 2,3. EDS 1 is always active as it controls the main pressure. EDS 4 controls the TC clutch. MV3 is only there...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-25-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By jjrichar
The cover itself if lifted hydraulically. The...

The cover itself if lifted hydraulically. The locking mechanism for the cover is controlled by a unit under the rear seat if that is what you are looking for.
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-14-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By jjrichar
As stated above by Balidawg, you can test each of...

As stated above by Balidawg, you can test each of the solenoids individually using INPA.

I'm convinced your problem is with the gear knob/shifter assembly. If the cable is disconnected at the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-12-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By jjrichar
Dees, 1. Does the gear knob tab go all the way...

Dees,
1. Does the gear knob tab go all the way back and engage correctly when the cable is disconnected from the transmission shift lever? The gear knob (inside the car) should move smoothly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 09-04-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,999
Posted By jjrichar
I'd like to clarify some of the information...

I'd like to clarify some of the information above.
There were four different varieties of 5HP19 installed in the e46

320s had the 008
323s had the 005
325s had the 009
330s had the 010

All...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-30-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By jjrichar
That's definitely not right. I don't think it's...

That's definitely not right. I don't think it's getting all the way correctly into the D detent on the detent disk.

The first thing I would do is loosen the nut on the selector shaft on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By jjrichar
The pressure inside you cooling system when cold...

The pressure inside you cooling system when cold should never get significantly less than ambient pressure. The coolant cap is a two way pressure relief valve. When warm, it holds the pressure inside...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-29-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By jjrichar
I think the problem might be something very...

I think the problem might be something very simple.

The notches you feel when you change gear are from the detent disk that is on the selector shaft that sits inside the transmission. If these are...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 08-03-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 119,358
Posted By jjrichar
Glad to have helped. Finding the damper split was...

Glad to have helped. Finding the damper split was like finding a needle in a haystack. You seem as happy to find it as I was to find it in mine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-30-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By jjrichar
Idle control valve needing a clean a re-oil gives...

Idle control valve needing a clean a re-oil gives the symptoms you have. I'd be doing this first. Failed coil will be as rough as hell and won't go away as it warms. Link below to ICV cleaning.
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