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Door locks
Hi There, This is often related to a malfunctioning door lock actuator, a blown fuse or a faulty power door lock switch. When you use the door lock switch in the car it sends a signal to a relay which...
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P04042. In 328i bmw. 2009 how can a fixed
P0402 means the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is flowing too much recirculated exhaust gas when it is commanded to open the flow of exhaust gas into the intake manifold. A consequence is the engine could be running rough if...
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I live in Houston TX. Don't have alot of money and don't want to do car payments. Is buying a BMW 328I with 165k for $4500 a bad i
Hi there. I think if you're looking for reliability and dependability, your $4,500 investment could be better spent than a BMW with 165,000 miles. It's typically around 150,000 miles that a vehicle tends to show signs of major component failure....
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Why does the hood of my 2012 BMW 328i get really hot?
The engine compartment will get very hot when the engine is running and with the vehicle you have most of the heat is radiated out through the hood. If you feel your hood is getting hotter than it should be...
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Water pump/thermostat
Hi there. Yes - anytime you replace a water pump, it is recommended to replace the thermostat on your BMW. In most cases, when the water pump fails, the thermostat is soon to follow. Replacing them at the same time...
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Loosing engine oil sometime 1 qt in 7 days. 2908 Bmw 328i. Average cost to repair?
Hi...there are many, many averages that apply here because it is not known exactly where the source of the leak is. Just as a for instance, if the leaking oil is coming out the front crankshaft seal, and there are...
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My 99 bmw 328i has a jerk, it was jerking really bad before my fiance changed the sparks and did an oil change. I
The windows can be repaired if you request a window regulator/track inspection. For door lock issues, please request door locking system diagnostic/repair. The engine operating condition problem you are having should be diagnosed as a possible misfire although the mechanic...
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How many camshaft position sensor are on my 2012 BMW 328I 2.0 turbo
There are two camshaft position sensors on your model. Both position sensors, as well as the crankshaft position sensor, should be tested using an appropriate scan tool or automotive scope to determine if they are functioning. Due to the availability...
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Hi Dave, I'm planning to buy.a 2011 328i with 92k miles but I'm really hesitant because I don't know how much it will cost me in t
Hi there. I actually have a 2009 BMW 128i with 108,000 miles and I love it. The biggest issue for me that came up was a front oil seal was leaking, which was rather tedious to replace, but once it...
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2011 328 replace oil pan
Hi there. The oil pan on your 328i is located on the bottom of the engine, as it collects oil dripping from upper components that require lubrication. To request an estimate to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your...
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Hey Chris. I'm trying to decide if it's worth it buy an extended warranty for my 2014 328i. The "gold" level warranty is pretty pr
Hi there. As a BMW owner myself, and a professional mechanic, I've invested in this extended warranty for multiple reasons. First off, BMW's are very complex and require a lot of diagnosis in order to complete repairs when things go...
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Changing spark plug or ignition coils
Changing spark plugs at 46000 isn't necessarily a bad idea, but mostly I say that because it will keep them from seizing to the cylinder head. Most late model cars like yours can run a set of plugs for longer...
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Buying used BMW 2009
Nothing adverse appears on the Carfax report. There don't appear to be any outstanding recalls. Inasmuch as used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs are highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle, the only way to...
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I have an odd question. I'm looking to purchase a new older vehicle (03 or so BMW, 100,000 mi range) ~$3500
There is nothing odd about your question at all. Indeed, you have posed an excellent question that suggests you are thinking ahead. In evaluating the wisdom of buying a particular model of car (used or new), consult the database of...
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1997 BMW 328i: Radiator Blades broke, Coolant splattered all over the engine bay. I can't locate a leak.
Hi there. If the leak cannot be found then some dye should be added to the coolant as that can assist with finding the leak. A pressure test can also be done to find the leak. Most of the time...
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Charging system
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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My brakes just got replaced and my brake and abs lights are on the dash and still it makes load noises when I apply the breaks
Brake noise can be due to use of non-OEM materials (brake pads and shims) and, as well, failure to either properly re-surface the brake rotor or replace the brake rotor if the rotor is too worn. In addition, when brake...
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i have 96 bmw 328i evap solenoid that has .63 volts when key on then drops to .2 when engine running. If dme controls the voltage
Most of the solenoids operate on either 12 or 5 volts. The solenoid should have power to it with the engine running, and the ECU will ground the negative terminal when it decides its time to open the valve. So...
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Can I buy a Battery for my 2011 BMW 328i from anywhere and IF so would I need to take it to BMW to reprogram it?
There is only one battery approved for replacement into this car and is only at the dealer and then will need to be programmed into the computer at the dealer only. If you put in the wrong or not approved...
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Im searching for an exhaust/muffler but dont know what all i need to order. i have a stock 2011 bmw 328i sedan and need help.
Hello there. You might want to direct your question to an online forum of BMW car owners and performance shops; as we only offer OEM service, repair and maintenance recommendations; and not an aftermarket upgrade as you're seeking.

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