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Coolant leak
Hello! The easiest way to locate a coolant leak is to have the cooling system pressure tested, which can be performed when the engine is cold. The most likely failed component would be the coolant pump. It's usually good practice...
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Accidentally put engine oil in coolant reservoir
The coolant reservoir on your particular vehicle is a part of the pressurized system. In this case, the oil that was in the cooling system can cause a few different problems. When oil and coolant mix, they turn into a...
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Car vibrates in gear, but not in park
Many different parts can cause a vibration when the vehicle is in drive. The most likely would be an engine mount or transmission mount. It would probably be best to have this looked at in person. A certified technician, such...
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Car idles rough and worse when holding brake
A few components can cause the vibration in drive. The most common causes are bad engine mounts, low fuel pressure, or problems with the torque converter or transmission mounts. I recommend having a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect...
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Clicking noise in driver side rear tire
Hello there. It is possible that the clicking is due to the brake job. A few different items can cause the clicking after a brake job. The two most common would be the backing plate rubbing on the the brake...
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After battery replacement, car still won't start
Many different items can cause a vehicle not to start. Replacing the battery, especially if it was old, is a great place to start since this this is the cause in most cases. Since you have replaced the battery and...
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whining noise on the rear passenger side near tire
Hey there, In regards to the whining sound that is coming from the rear passenger side on your 2003 BMW, at first glance, this type of sound could be caused by a wheel bearing that is beginning to wear out...
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Rattle in gas pedal and then loss of acceleration
Hello. It is very common for the high pressure fuel pump to fail and cause this. If the engine is lacking fuel then it cannot run right, which will cause the noise you were hearing. It is perfectly normal for...
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Used car issues? 2002 BMW 323xi
Hello. The issues you describe are relatively minor and likely will not require extensive repairs. A gas cap that does not lock is probably bad and will likely need to be replaced. A replacement cap can be sourced easily and...
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Can I drive car with oil filter gasket going bad
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Oil leaks will only get worse over time. The oil filter housing gasket on the 325s get hard and brittle over time and begin to leak profusely as the they fail so it will...
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Stalling problem
Hi there: Although it's nearly impossible to diagnose a problem remotely, it appears you might have more than one issue going wrong with your 2004 BMW. The loud noise and lack of performance is a pretty good indicator of an...
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Wheel hop/ wobble
Hello. There are several components that may be causing these symptoms. The easiest to check is the condition of the tires. If they are cracked, warped, low, misaligned then you will possibly have these symptoms. More likely it is related...
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This vehicles rpm is running at 2500 at 70 mph. The 4x4 & ABS light is on. Is it safe to drive it down the interstate ?
Vehicles are designed to operate with all their systems functioning in certain ways. When warning lights such as "4X4" or "ABS" are lit, there is a fault, or multiple faults in those systems preventing them from operating as they were...
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Since mechanic changed engine oil on dashboard flashes service engine soon
The variable valve timing VANOS system on your car can become sticky over time. Particularly if you are not changing the oil diligently. It is a hydraulically operated device that advances the camshaft using engine oil pressure under certain conditions....
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Car wont go into any gear. 2002 BMW 325xi
Hi - your symptoms describe a clutch hydraulic system failure. Given your mileage, your slave cylinder has probably worn out. This would be evidenced by low/no fluid in the clutch fluid reservoir. If the clutch shares the reservoir with the...
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I am broke down on the road because when I try to drive my steering jerks and so does my wheel
What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the...
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Car is jerking forward when trying to come to a stop. Jerking started today after filling gas. Service engine soon light is on
Hi There, The check engine light is likely related to your gas cap not locking. This may also cause the jerking reaction as this is connected to the EVAP system in your car. Your car has a small purge valve...
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Over heating
Hello there. Usually after these services are completed, if you still have an overheating problem it is due to a clogged heater core or there are air bubble in the coolant lines. If your turn your heater on and no...
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Service engine soon light and gear with exclamation point in middle is lit
The gear with the exclamation point in the middle is a malfunction indicator for the transmission. This light will come on to indicate that the transmission is having a malfunction. If the transmission shifts fine, the light may be on...
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Bmw 325xi 2004. There is no heat and the car overheats.
Hi there. For your vehicle to overheat and not have any heater heat in the cab, then the coolant could be low, the water pump could be not working, the radiator could be plugged up, or the thermostat could be...

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