Showing articles & questions for topic
325i

Related questions

Question
knocking sound from the back of the car
Hello there, many faults will cause a knocking noise in your 2002 BMW 325i. The most common is the driveshaft, drive axles, differential gears, transmission mount, or the rear struts. A qualified Technicians such as one from YourMechanic will be...
Question
Brake lights stay on
Your brake pedal may not be returning all the way. Because the switch is activated by the motion of the pedal, if the pedal does not swing back all the way to it's stop, it may not turn off the...
Question
Car won't start but will still crank - 2001 BMW 325i
Hi - I would check to hear the fuel pump running when you go to start it. If not, check the fuse and relay for the fuel pump. If both of these are good, chances are (with your mileage) that...
Question
Car takes about 20-30 minutes of driving to reach operating temperature
Replacing the thermostat should solve this problem. The thermostat is supposed to keep the cooling water from circulating through the radiator until the engine reaches operating temperature. The reason your temperature seems to rise when you park the car is...
Question
Smoke from my exhaust while I am driving down the road
Hey there. Valve stem oil seals (in the cylinder heads) do not last forever and their failure is a possible cause, or contributing cause, to oil getting into the combustion chambers and then burning. Of course, it is also possible...
Question
Transmission is hard to change over after overheating due to a ruptured radiator hose.
There are 2 unrelated issues going on here. The poor idling may well reflect a blown headgasket from the overheating event you mention. This would show up as rough idling and spark plug firing issues/codes. The harsh shifting can be...
Question
DMTL and oil filter housing and pan gasket need fixing - what is essential to pass the inspection?
If the check engine light is on, or if there are any trouble codes on the ECU the car will not pass inspection in North Carolina. The DTML Pump is part of the evaporative emission control system. It's job is...
Question
Does a stuck thermostat set off a Check Engine Light?
Hey there. A stuck open thermostat can cause the engine to take too long to warm up, not reach proper operating temperature at all, possibly run rich, and MAYBE set that fault code. The engine electronics are programmed to...
Question
Water leaking from sunroof
Hi there: Overtime, even the best sunroof's can wear out and cause water leakage. This happens typically when the seals between the sliding glass and the car's roof begin to crack due to sun or simple exposure to the elements....
Question
Heater won't work from center vents
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The issue is the blend doors are not adjusting correctly when you adjust the thermostatic switch. Check the wiring in the dash for any loose contacts to the blend doors. Also check the...
Question
The car has trouble starting - 2001 BMW 325i
If the mass air flow sensor and fuel pump have been verified as the cause or causes for the hard starting, then they should be replaced. When the vehicle is turned off, fuel pressure should be maintained in the fuel...
Question
My car ran hot and now it won't start
Hi there. An overheated engine is not a good thing. A severely overheated engine could mean catastrophic damage has occurred. Assuming the engine does not turn over, this would lead me to believe the engine has seized or the head...
Question
I changed the crankcase vent tube, now the transmission won't shift
If the transmission was shifting fine prior to replacing these parts, then you need to start by double checking your work. Something may have been left loose or may not have been installed correctly. It is possible that the transmission...
Question
What could be possibly causing this noise I hear when I turn my steering wheel?
The first thing to check is the condition and tightness of the power steering belt. They usually will make a screeching sound, but belts can produce any variety of noises. Next I think you do want to verify that the...
Question
My car will not get over 20 mph. What is wrong?
The battery replacement seems to be a coincidence and has no bearing on the symptom you are experiencing. The only exception to this would be if during the battery replacement, any essential wiring was disconnected or damaged, such as the...
Question
Code po1500 after new icv and maf
Hi there: When an error code is created, it is stored in the ECU until the problem is resolved and the error code is manually removed from the computer with a professional digital scanner. If the code was never reset...
Question
Will my car turn on normally again once I fix the crankshaft position sensor?
A faulty crankshaft position sensor could cause hard starting but to determine if the sensor itself is faulty it has to actually be tested. Often, there will be a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC), that is generated by the car's computer,...
Question
Car is in Limp Home mode with multiple transmission codes
The codes you're getting are transmission error codes, The CAN EGS refers to a lack of communication between the electronic transmission controller and the other modules in the car. CAN is Control Area Network, the line of communication between all...
Question
check engine light on 2002 325i bmw
Hi there: Anytime an error is detected it stores a trouble code in the ECU which illuminates the check engine light on your BMW. In order to determine what's causing issues, or causing the check engine light to illuminate, you'll...
Question
What causes play in the steering?
There are mechanical components inside the steering system that do tend to wear over time and you may notice a little extra play over a period of time. Usually this feeling comes from worn inner or outer tie rods. The...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question