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Car sputters and runs rough upon acceleration. 1995 BMW 318i
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1995 BMW 318i. This problem is usually caused by worn out spark plugs and spark plug wires. When the spark plugs are worn out they don’t fire as well during acceleration. If the...
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Would it give me trouble in the future?
Hello. If the car is missing the timing chain, then it will not run. I would steer far far away from buying a vehicle that needs this kind of repair. YourMechanic is capable of replacing your timing chain. However, what...
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I am looking to make a "sports" , "dub" car with alot of power.
Taking on a project such as this takes lots of time, even for the most experienced mechanic. You will be re-engineering your car and this will require you to learn a lot and make a lot of decisions. There is...
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How much do mechanics charge to fix a blown head gasket on a 1996 BMW
Hey there. You are looking at a minimal charge just to remove the head and install the head with a new gasket to be 9.0 hours. There is always additional charges like disassembly of cylinder head to prepare to go...
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When I start accelerate, feels like there's an anchor holding the car
Hey there. Without additional detail as to the characteristics of the acceleration it may be difficult to diagnose without test driving the car. You will want to check to see if the acceleration feels more like a jerking or surging...
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My car cant go up steep slopes
Hi there, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to help. This may be related to many possible problems. If your car has any check engine lights on I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home...
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Chain noise but just had chain done
Hi. It sounds like the timing chain guides are loose or worn out causing the noise you still hear from the timing chain. There is also the possibility that the chain was not installed properly and that is the reason...
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I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track where the window
Hi there. Check the wheels or brackets on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels or brackets are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it...
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Why does my car have rough idle and lack of power only on warm days?
This problem may be caused by a coolant temperature sensor, idle air control valve, throttle position sensor, or O2 sensor that may be failing. Use a digital volt ohm meter (DVOM) to check resistance on all of the sensors. If...
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Hello, I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track.
Hi there. Check the wheels on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it is tight. A loose...
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Water boiling out of the radiator cap
If your cooling fans are not coming on, this suggests that either the fans themselves are faulty, the relay switch is not working properly or the coolant temperature sensor is not working properly. If the car is still overheating, this...
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Leaking water
Hi there. If you've recently had wholesale service completed on your cooling system (which based on your question it appears you have), the leaking water may be contributed to a coolant hose fitting that was not properly tightened or a...
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Car will not go into gear 1999 BMW 318
Hi there - I suspect the clutch throw-out bearing, or the linkage to it, has failed. This prevents clutch disengagement while the engine is operating, and keeping you from engaging any gear. With the engine off, you would still be...
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Hi, I got into a car accident with my bmw e36 and nothing but a dent in the middle of the grilles. Car would start but wouldn't mo
Hello. From what you describe it sounds as if your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. Brakes not functioning are usually caused by serious issues with the brake system. If they are not functioning at all then that...
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Why is my car idling on and off??
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the [oxygen sensors]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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Why is my clutch grinding? 1994 BMW 318
Hello - I think it is safe to say that your clutch is worn out. The grind you hear when pressing the clutch pedal is almost certainly the clutch throwout bearing failing. And the slipping in higher gears indicates either...
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Failing o2 Sensor - Horrible Fuel economy
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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1995 BMW 318i starter wiring
The black/yellow wire is the ignition wire, which goes to a small stud on the starter. The large red cables come from the battery and power distribution box. They go to the large stud on the starter. The black/green wire...
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I have coolant leaking from the side of my reservoir tank when I try to fill , as well as steam.
To estimate a variety of leaks please request a leak inspection/diagnostic. If coolant is leaking from the reservoir, the reservoir may be cracked; if so, YourMechanic can replace the reservoir. If the leak from the bottom of the engine is...
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2 bolts off but starter won't come off!
First you need to remove the three bolts holding in the starter and then on back side remove support bracket off of back of starter. the starter will ten be able to be removed.

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