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Dash board lights are all on
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. For all of the indicators that are lit up on your dash could be that the vehicle does need all the problems fixed or it could just be needing a reset. To reset...
outside temperature thermometer way off, a/c not working, check engine light is on
Hello. The reading of minus 40 degrees does indicate that there is an open circuit in the sensor circuit. This will cause the A/C not to work and the Check Engine Light to come on. The sensor is in the...
Best beginning upgrades
Hello. You would get the most power increase by a performance exhaust system in most cases. The cold air intake will also give some increase, but only on the better performing expensive units. You will need to search for deals...
My car is shaking.
Hello. the Diagnostic Trouble Codes would have to be retrieved to begin the diagnosis. Unless the shop retrieved all codes and performed a diagnosis and tested the coils (there are six of them on your engine), what they have told...
Windshield washer leaking
This would be due to a crack in your windshield washer fluid reservoir on your 2011 BMW 328 xDrive. It is likely a very small crack if it took a whole day to leak out. Most of the time this...
Replace run flat tires
If you have run flat tires on your 2011 BMW 328 xDrive and that is your only restriction, then yes, you can only buy one tire and get away with it. If your vehicle is an all-wheel drive, you would...
High voltage alternator
Most alternators have a voltage regulator integrated within them. This voltage regulator is responsible for making sure that the battery is charged right around 14 volts. If your alternator is producing 17 volts, it is almost a certainty that the...
Revving out of control
It sounds like you may have an issue with your idle air control valve on your 2011 BMW 328i. The idle air control valve is responsible for keeping the RPMs within a certain range during idling at a stop. If...
How to start the car again?
When you try to start the vehicle, a small amount of fuel is injected into the cylinders to promote fast starting. Sometimes what happens is that with multiple attempts at starting, the vehicle essentially floods itself to the point that...
vanos solenoid bmw
The nature of the repair will have to do with the faults stored in the DME (engine computer). Spark plugs, though rated at 100K miles, have a service life of about 60K miles and should be replaced at tht mileage....
The service engine soon appeared
If I understand you correctly the engine starts, then immediately shuts off? This could be anything from the need for an oil and filter change service, overheating problem, or failure of engine management components. I would recommend a "Car Is...
The car has no power, the ignition relay keeps making a clicking noise, and the car won't start
I suspect you have a dead (or very low) battery, a failed alternator, and an electrical circuitry problem as well. It may be hard to tell which came first if there is wiring damage already. The clicking you hear is...
Radiator fan running max
The issue you are having is either an electrical issue, or it is a cooling problem. The first step to take is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. If the computer detects an issue, you will see...
Car sputters intermittently when I come to a stop. P0015 code .
Hello, thanks for writing in. Most of the time this symptom is caused by a low oil level, a clogged oil filter, or possibly the wrong weight oil. If the oil is fine then the issue may be with the...
tires shaking with aftermarket rims
You should have not have to rebalance the tires after getting the front end work done, but I would recommend having the tires rotated. The shaking may be due to a tire problem and not the suspension issue. Have the...
Repeated oil leaks
An expensive car does not exclude them from having mechanical issues. It just means the repairs will most likely cost more to get them repaired. The gasket may be leaking from a common area on the back of the valve...
Need new spark plugs and coils too early
You stated that your vehicle is a four cylinder engine, I'm confused as to why you are replacing six spark plugs? To answer the question of "Will it happen again?". It most likely will. If three out of the four...
sqealing brakes
I would guess that the last owner replaced the pads but not the rotors. They are not seated into each other and the old rotors are probably glazed really bad. The best thing I can recommend is to replace the...
White smoke when I start car
There is a technical bulletin for your vehicle to replace a tube to the turbo for oil control. The turbo leaks oil past the seal and this will emit smoke from the exhaust when the engine is cold and sat...
Car is not starting battery is good and can hear the turnover
Hello there, Many faults will cause your 2008 BMW 328i crank, but not start. The first step would be ruling out the battery with a load test, this will tell the charge and battery output, indicating if it is able...

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