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How often do you replace a catalytic converter?
This would all depend on the quality of the catalytic converter and whether or not the engine is running rich. If the catalytic converter installed was not of OEM quality, this can be part of the reason that it did...
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I wanna buy this bmw 325i but the airbag and seat belt lights are on on the dash. Do you think i should get?? Its accident free
Hi there. You might find it very helpful and cost effective to have one of our mobile mechanics complete a pre car purchase inspection; so they can inspect the vehicle and determine the condition of the vehicle and whether it's...
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Hi we just bought a 2006 BMW 325i and today it doesn't want to start. We tested the battery and it is fine.
At 125,000 miles it really could be anything. But two of the most common reasons that a 325 will crank but not start are the power relay or the crank position sensor. If I had to bet on something without...
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Had a sm oil leak (slow drip) but suddenly a lot of oil leaking out
Hello, This suggests you may have a leak resulting from a failing gasket somewhere in your engine or a leak that has developed as a result of too much oil pressure in a specific location in the motor. This should...
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I went out last night in my car everything was fine then I pulled up at the shop turned car off wen I got bak in it my steering wa
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your steering may have gotten hard. If there was low fluid, you have a leak that you will need to locate. When you locate that leak, you will find...
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Engine performance at low RPM's
I'm willing to bet you have one or more vacuum leaks affecting the engine idle and take-off performance. They could be associated with the brake booster or the brake booster check valve, or you may have an air leak in...
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I have white smoke coming out of my exhaust pipe. Could it be a bad ccv?
White smoke makes me worry about the head gasket. If there is coolant getting into the combustion chambers, it makes a nasty smelling white smoke Burning coolant can have a very strong smell, from a sweet kind of odor to...
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1995 BMW 325I is sputtering.
The E 30 can be a great driving car, but at 20 years old, It can have just about anything wrong. The self-diagnostics on the car are not very sophisticated, so you will have to do a systematic diagnosis. Making...
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For what reason is my car grinding and forcing itself to turn off at low RPM's?
Hi there. The battery could be low on a charge. Check the voltage of the battery and if it's lower than 12.4 volts it will need to charged or replaced. for the grinding noise that you are hearing, either the...
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Red battery light on temp gauge red white smoke or steam from under hood
Hi there. It sounds like the drive belt broke and now the vehicle has overheated. It definitely needs to be inspected to determine the extent of the damage. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing...
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Lean engine misfire
Hi There, A lean motor generally indicates less than optimal fuel pressure or supply. I would recommend checking the fuel pressure and injector connections to be sure the fuel pressure is up and that the injectors are pulsing properly and...
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I have a 2002 BMW 325i with 76,000 miles on it.What types of parts need to be changed with this mileage and how much would it cost
BMW vehicles have common suspension failures. Control arm bushings are at the top of the list for most common. It is possible that you may also have a tie rod or ball joint failure as well. I would recommend a[suspension...
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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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