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Old 06-21-2017, 11:10 PM
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Justin Texas
Posts: 451
AV8R4AA is on a distinguished road
No more ZF transmission problems

Got my 2004 back from the Indy today.
I ordered a new set of ZF factory solenoids, foam gasket,
Figure 8 gasket from California ZF company.

All new parts installed and it's a brand new X5. No more waiting from
R to D. No more slam from second to first gear. No more hunting for
Correct gear. ALL fixed by simple new solenoids.

There are other members here that gave me the courage to do this.
If you have a lift, or a good Indy, by-all-means DO IT.

The most annoying aspect of driving the facelift X5 was the transmission.
Not any more.
2000 528it (sold)
2003 4.6is X5
2004 4.4i X5
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:22 PM
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Utah
Posts: 75
zukgod1 is on a distinguished road
I did this to my 04 4.8 when I bought it also. Shifts very nice now and had for the last year.

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98 E38 4.4
04 Touareg 4.2 (x2)
87 E30 (getting a 4.4/6spd swap)
89 E30, selling it
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90 XJ Crawler
2000 XJ crawler in the works
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 326
richardb is on a distinguished road
Interesting! What did the repair cost you in parts and labor?

What fluid did you use?
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Justin Texas
Posts: 451
AV8R4AA is on a distinguished road
The solenoid kit was 300+.
Labor 2 hours.
Used ZF miracle fluid.
2000 528it (sold)
2003 4.6is X5
2004 4.4i X5
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: WI
Posts: 192
hpy540 is on a distinguished road
You have link for place to order parts? How many miles on your transmission, mine is ok, but the occasional hard downshift. Mine 187k. I am begining to like the x5. So i am thinking i should do this.
01Evolve M5 86k silver over black, 02 M5 indi, Dinan, white over caramel 106k. 1991 850i with 66k ttint 72 TA # matching 455HO, with a few tweaks, 06 CCSB 2500 Duramax LBZ with 120 hp efilive tune, 03 CCDRW,LB7 with a 120hp efi live tune 140k. 99 FLHT. 03 FXDWG with 103 in it. 1981 yamaha 850 3cyl. Piped and carbed, cafe in progress. 1997 26' Eliminator eagle, 548 cid BBC built by me. 93mph. Lastly the reason why i am here, 05 x5 4.4. Purchased for pocket change and trailered home.
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