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EML light on and caution light with arrow around came on the car, what should I do?
The warning lights mean that the vehicle's computer has detected a fault in the engine management system and/or engine controls which includes a lot of sensors and other devices. If the vehicle has not entered "limp mode" (reduced performance), is...
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Car will not start. No turning of the motor but lights come on. It will randomly start sometimes. ATF or coolant is leaking
If you have a voltmeter and can reach the starter, you can test for activation voltage at the solenoid. If you have at least ten volts on terminal 50 when the key is turned, then you will probably need a...
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Speedometer and gas gauge not working
This may be related to a short or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this may cause the...
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Car is shaking at 60 MPH 60
Control arms and control arm bushings are a very common failure on your car. If there is even a slight imbalance in the tires and wheels, the effect will be greatly amplified by any looseness in the front suspension.The control...
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My bmw wanders when driving.
The mileage on your vehicle is relatively low. Ordinarily, control arms would not fail so early unless there is a defect, damage, or abuse. Still, this possibility, nor any of the other possibilities can be dismissed and so you should...
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I have a damaged hood, radiator support and headlight
Hello, thank you for writing in. The hood should technically fit. Some replacement hoods for the 1999 say they will not fit the 2000 model, but they should be the same. The first thing you want to do is look...
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the dealer said I have hydraulic problems. What would it cost to get it repaired, total cost.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to repair the hydraulic systems of either the power steering or transmission.
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The undercarriage plastic that keeps the bottom of the car protected has lowered(the front end dragging)
Hello. If you had jammed the broom under the vehicle then it more than likely warped the plate. When this occurs in some cases the cover can be removed and then straightened and reinstalled. Most of the time though once...
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Replaced the 02 sensor on my E46 and cel came on again with p1189 code again
Hi there. The problem with BMW-specific OBD-II codes is that they are unbelievably vague, In this case, the P1189 code indicates a fuel control fault detected from Bank 2 sensor 1. This does not automatically mean the O2 sensor is...
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What would cause the MPG gauge to fluctuate on a 1999 BMW 323i?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several different systems that interact with the fuel system which effect fuel economy. The first that you will want to check is the ignition system. Make sure your spark plugs are new...
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My car is over heating. There's no leaks and I have no hot hair comeing throu the heating vents and blower motor is working.
Hi there. Actually, if you have no heat coming out of your vents, the issue is most likely caused by an obstruction inside the heater core. Your heater receives it's "HEAT" from recycled coolant that is first heated inside your...
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What I actually have is the O2 sensor housing is stripped out. I believe this is a one piece unit in this vehicle? Does this make
Hi Steven. Thanks for writing in today. If your O2 sensor is stripped out and you need to have it re-threaded, you'll need to consult or contact a local machine shop - as this is a service our mobile mechanics...
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The eml light turned on and then the car decelerated. Just wanted to know what it means and if I require a mechanic
EML refers to the electronic throttle control system. It's a system integrated into the engine and body controllers to select the proper the throttle position for whatever the driver is demanding. There are several sensors and actuators in play and...
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Car just spins over but wont crank 1999 BMW 323i
Hello - your failure scenario description suggests a blown headgasket, especially with a history of overheating. I would have the compression checked first, and suspect it will be low on most cylinders. It is also possible that the timing belt...
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1999 BMW 323i wont go in reverse it will drive but just not back up. Sometimes when run awhile it tries to go back when put in rev
The first order of business will be to read the stored codes in the transmission controller. A generic scan tool like the use at the auto parts stores and tire shops will not do the trick in this case. It...
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No power to the fan BMW 2000 323i
A problem of this sort is diagnosed, and thence repaired, in an electrical circuit/component diagnostic. Basically, the responding certified mechanic relies on the factory wiring diagram to trace the faulty circuit to find the interruption. The fan of course is...
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My car overheated now wont start
There are several things that may cause the car to overheat, some of which will also cause the car to not start. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a...
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Hi Kelly, we have a 1999 bmw 323i and the driver side door won 't open from the outside but opens from the inside. While our 2006
Hi Rachel. Thanks for contacting YourMechanic.com about the door problems that your BMW and Volvo are experiencing. Our process for completing repairs is a bit different than most garages, dealerships or repair centers. Since we are mobile, the first thing...
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I'm buying 2000 bmw 323I Auto. After how many miles should the timing belt be changed?
Hi there. First you would need to check the vehicle's maintenance log and see if the timing belt has been changed before. If the original timing belt is on the vehicle, then I suggest replacing it as soon as you...
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Hello my car had its steering rack replaced 5 months ago the garage never put the heat shield back on and now the steering rack is
Hello, thank you for writing in. The shields that are mounted on the bottom of the car provide the most protection from water and road debris. While they do provide this protection, failure of the rack and pinion should not...

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