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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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Push button won't start car, new battery
This may be related to a couple of different possibilities. You may have a faulty starter relay or possibly a bad ignition starter switch. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the...
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Hit the curb and front wheel (right side) completely misaligned 2006 BMW 325i
Hello - based on the description of your accident, yes, the repair list makes sense. As to replacing both front rims, there may additional damage to the 2nd rim - ask them to explain. Otherwise, the repair list makes sense,...
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Coolant leaking even after replacing everything
Try checking the thermostat housing as well as the water pump shaft area. These are two additional places that have seals (water pump shaft) and gaskets (thermostat housing) that are prone to leak, especially under pressure. You may want to...
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Got told I needed I new head gasket but my car doesn't over heat or smokes obut needs o2 sensors... Any suggestion?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the symptoms the vehicle is having, it is difficult to say what the issue may be. If you are receiving a code from the computer related to the oxygen sensors, then the...
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Hi Anthony.. is there really a difference between the cheap 14 dollar vs a 160 dollar oil level sensor off bay for an E90 325i?
Hi there. There is going to be a difference between these sensors. When it comes to most sensors you get what you pay for. Cheap sensors are made with cheap parts and tend to not last very long. Many times...
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car stalls
In order to keep running efficiently, the engine requires a constant flow of gasoline and good spark to keep that fuel igniting. If gasoline is not readily available, or if there is not enough spark, the engine will quit. More...
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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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Dash lights are on and have issues with the battery and the transmission.
Hi there. First check the computer for any codes that could be stored as the check engine light is on. This will give you a starting place where the problem could be coming from. If the drivetrain control module is...
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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...
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Fixed crank shaft position sensor and engine light still on 2001 BMW 325i
Hi there - there are a couple of possibilities. First off, the new crankshaft position sensor (CPS) could be faulty - not all replacement parts are reliable. Second - there could be a problem with the wiring for the CPS...
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Rough Idle, Loss of Power, Stalling
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Hissing noise.
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speed, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes an excessive imbalance in the air/fuel...
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The codes p0012 and p0015 was shown on the scanner when I had my car checked.
Hi there. The codes P0012 and P0015 are related to the camshaft position sensor. Check the sensor out and make sure that its plugged in. Also, check for power to the sensor. The camshaft sensor keeps the ignition correct at...
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My clutch pedal goes to the floor and doesn't return
Check clutch pedal assembly bracket for breakage or mis-position. It's also possible that the pressure plate is to blame. However, before diagnosing that you do have to confirm the hydraulics work. Even though the master and slave are "new", these...
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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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