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The vehicle makes a humming/whining sound immediately after highway driving. After several minutes off highway, noise stops.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may cause these issues. You will want to start by making sure the brakes are not sticking. This can be done by raising the vehicle and checking for grinding...
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All my dashboard lights come on and my car stops and won't let you continue until you shut it off and on again
Hello, thank you for writing in. The warning lights and loss of power that you are having are typically triggered by a major malfunction. The braking and unresponsive throttle are both safety features to keep the vehicle from putting you...
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Engine shaking while in neutral and park
It's possible you may have disturbed a vacuum hose while you were doing the job, check for that first. But I'm concerned about the valves because If you get the valve clearance too tight, it may develop a miss at...
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What's the average cost to replace a thermostat. I have a 2005 bmw 325i.
Hi there. Depending on who completes this service and what parts are used will determine the average cost. In most cases, when a professional auto shop completes this service, the overall cost can range from $250 to $400 for a...
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Car shuts off when stepping on pedal
Hi There, A number of things may cause the car to shut off when stepping on the gas pedal such as a bad fuel pump, a vacuum leak, a clogged fuel filter or a dirty or faulty idle air control...
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..I've got a ticking noise from the engine...
Noises in the valve train are usually consistent and don't change much with engine load. Noises that get stronger when accelerating may be deeper in the engine. But adjusting the valves is not too tough on your car so it...
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Where is the best place I can get a 2004 BMW 325i timing belt and water pump?
You're wise to be taking care of this now. If the timing belt fails while you are driving, serious engine damage will result. Additionally, since the water pump on the 325 is driven by the timing belt, this is a...
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A clunking feel and noise in the steering wheel
It is possible that you could have some free play in one or more of your suspension components. There could be play in your ball joints, tie rods, or wheel bearings. I would recommend getting your wheels shaken down by...
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2001 BMW valve cover gasket
If you are referring to under hood smoke, such smoke is due to either an oil (engine or transmission) leak, power steering fluid leak, or engine coolant leak. Most older cars have oil leaks. Sealing technology has just not kept...
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Pressing the gas pedal and not getting the desired output
It may not have anything to do with your valve adjustment. Your car is almost 30 years old so it could have any number of problems. I would begin by checking for air leaks. Look at all of the hoses...
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how much willit cost to fix air conditioner for 325 i 2006?
The cost depends solely on what is wrong. If the fuse supplying the compressor is blown, and such is not due to a faulty circuit, you are looking at a dollar for a fuse, plus the cost of a service...
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Hi! Thanks for wanting to help!! 2003 bmw 325i. (M54 - Automatic) Car ran really rough before I started work on it. Shaked/ran ve
Check for vacuum leaks, including that through a malfunctioning EGR system. When you first start the car, on cold start the mixture may be rich enough to overcome such leaks, but almost immediately the ECM can't keep up with the...
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If the AC low pressure port is reading around 150 what is that likely telling me? Bad compressor?
It sounds like you may have a bad AC compressor that is not pumping correctly. If the high pressure port is reading too low (i.e. 150 instead of 250), this is likely the compressor not pumping enough. I would suggest...
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I have a 2001 BMW 325i. It overheated, engine shut down. When cooled down (24 hours), while water poured in the reservoir I could
I'm not clear on where you see your leak, but if it is in the radiator tank itself, that will mean you at least need a radiator. If the car ran hot until it shut off, there may have been...
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Hey I'm looking at a 2004 325i to buy what are some things I should look at for and really inspect when I go see the car?
Hi there. This article is very helpful for anybody looking to purchase a used car - so I would suggest clicking that blue link to read it before you head out to check out the car. It's also a great...
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My car is 04 325ci, 205k miles, never abused. While driving, especially when going up the hills, the engine suddenly stalls and l
EML is for Engine Management. That indicates a problem detected in the Engine control system. Brake and DSC are telling you there is an issue with the Dynamic Stability Control which is integral with the Brake system. There are likely...
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Losing coolant
You probably have a leak, and the first place I would look is the radiator. Most likely you will see evidence of a leak at either of the two bottom corners. But don't stop there. Your car has a pretty...
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2003 bmw 325i my car will deive for 15min than it will stop moving foward and the engine will just rev up no gear will catch
Hi there. This is a very good question and often hard to pinpoint problem. In most cases, especially on V-6 BMW engines, the symptoms you are describing indicate a problem with the torque converter or internal transmission hydraulic lines either...
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My car misfires when it's cold al so idling rough
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues including clogged fuel injectors, poor compression (metal expands when hot), any of your air intake sensors, or a vacuum leak. The valves and lifters can...
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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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