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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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Car Shaking During Driving
It is very likely than an ignition coil could be the cause of this issue although it would most likely set a check engine light if this was the case. I would recommend turning your key to the on position...
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Car not starting, even with jumpstart
Hello. I strongly suggest checking the starter, alternator and even the new battery to make sure that they are all in working order. Testing those three will give you a better perception of why it's not starting. If you need...
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Antifreeze leak
There are three components most common to be the source of your failure, according to other owners: the radiator, water pump or the coolant recovery bottle. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your entire cooling...
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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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My car stop cranking over
With a fully charged battery in good condition, and the immobilizer (security) system off - check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated - if the starter motor does not operate at that point, there are only two possibilities:...
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Is it a bad idea for a teen to buy a 2002 bmw 325i with 90k miles on it?
Hi Dane. First off, I compliment you on reaching out to us and asking a professional opinion on these cars. I have a 2009 BMW 128i that I am very happy with at 109,000 miles. However, I have had this...
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2001 bmw 325xi P0174 and P0171 code,just had a tune up and one coil replaced car is stalling down,vibration and idle down when pre
The two codes that you have provided suggest these possibilities, at minimum, which possibilities may exist alone or in combination: an air leak after the mass air flow (MAF) sensor, such as a torn intake boot, or bad intake manifold...
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My 2003 bmw 325xi keeps stalling. I have checked all fluids which are fine. Its a rough idle at first for a few then it stalls.
YourMechanic is a mobile diagnostic and repair service and so the certified mechanic can come right to your location to diagnose the stalling and implement the required repairs. Common causes of engine stalling include a faulty throttle position sensor, mass...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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