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My car is not starting
Hello, thank you for writing in. The steering wheel lock warning light means that the steering wheel has locked and it is disabling the starting system. Typically if there is nothing wrong with the vehicle, you simply unlock the steering...
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Car not starting up
Hi there. When you turn the key and the cars engine will not crank over, it is caused by one of three independent components; the ignition relay, the starter or the battery. Since you attempted to jump start the car,...
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Car doesn't start
If the car has been parked for many months, the gasoline in the fuel tank is bad and that alone will cause a no start condition. Gas has a relatively limited shelf life. In a scenario where the gas has...
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Headlamp control indicator on. Exterior bulbs out. Estimated cost?
Hi there. It's quite possible that you have an electrical relay issue that is causing power to remain open to the damaged headlight lamps. This should be repaired at the same time you complete the bulb replacement. However, there are...
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Can i put an automatic engine on a manual bmw?
If you want to use an OBD-II controlled engine (2001 versus 1993), you will have to completely replace the entire electrical system on your 1993 324i (i.e., use only the 2001 model year electrical system and computers). The engine computers...
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Hi Robert, i have a BMW 325i 2004, what could it be? do i need the motor replaced or the regulator
If the window is "moving", but just off the track, the issue is probably binding in the in door mechanism, track, and/or regulator. That could be alignment or lubrication related or there could be rust, dirt and corrosion in the...
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Permanently stuck in 4th gear after a flood.
Check the transmission shifter switch / sensor on the shifter of the transmission. It is possible that the shifter has been shorted out due to the water in the car. Check the transmission fluid to make sure that it is...
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Gas stops pumping early
Hi there. It is quite possible that your BMW has a problem with the EVAP system. The evaporation vent solenoid is an emissions system component that is commonly found on many road going vehicles. It is a part of the...
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what could be causing my car to overheat...did I fry the engine?
Hello. Continuously driving an overheating vehicle could damage things such as the head gasket, thermostat, electrical sensors, and even the engine itself. It would be best to start with an overheating inspection for your vehicle in which a technician will...
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Hey I got this BMW I got code p0491,p0492,p0455
Hello. The grinding sound occurring on your vehicle is likely caused by the secondary air pump failing internally. I believe so because the codes in your vehicle P0491 and P0492 are both codes related to the secondary air injection system....
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Stereo turns off and lights flicker when I turn up the volume on the stereo.
Hi there. If you have a factory radio, then the volume knob switch is shorting out with the radio controls causing the radio to shut off and flicker the lights. If you have an aftermarket radio, then there could be...
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Poor mileage
The EPA MPG rating for your vehicle is 18 MPG city and 27 MPG highway. The combined (overall) rating is 21 MPG. If you mileage is consistently 10% below these values, then you should investigate the cause(s). You can maximize...
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Oil pan bolts fell into transmission bell housing.
Hi there. The issue with leaving bolts in the bell housing on the transmission will be come catastrophic when the bolts come in contact with the clutch assembly. I recommend removing the starter and taking a telescoping magnet through the...
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P0491 and P0492 Is the codes I'm getting on 2001 BMW 325i
Hi there - the P0491 and P0492 codes reflect a problem with the secondary air injection pump mechanism - not enough air flow is detected. This problem could be the pump itself (check fuses and relay), the check valve, or...
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How would i know that i need to replace the vanos?
The VANOS is a variable camshaft timing system that uses engine oil pressure to change the camshaft position. The VANOS solenoid is an electrically operated valve that diverts oil pressure to the correct devices under certain conditions. Usually the first...
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My car jerks when it almost comes to a complete stop
Hello, What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by...
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BMW was cranking and starting fine. Until one day everything lights up can hear fuel but nothing no starting or cranking 2002 BMW 325i
Hello - check fuses first. Scenarios like this occur from subtle failure of things like the Transmission Range sensor (detects if the car is in Park or Neutral), dead battery in a key fob (try another key), brake light switch...
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Brake rubbing rim 2006 BMW 325i
Hello - the basic issue is "something changed". You don't indicate what was serviced with this repair (brake pads, new brake calipers, tire rotation, wheel swap, wheel space left out, etc.), but whatever the case, something is different. A wheel...
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166K miles. what can i expect on future maintenance? 2003 BMW 325i
Hello - sorry to hear about your E39 - miss my 540 terribly! First suggestion is to absolutely have a pre-purchase inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to the vehicle location,...
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Car overheating after replacing radiator and no heat thru vents
Hi there. The problem is more than likely due to an obstruction of some sort within the heater core, or the heater control valve is not working as it is intended. You might want to watch this video on how...

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