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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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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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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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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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My 1997 328i bmw has a leak is over heating and wont idle properly sometimes it wont even start now.
Hi there. In most cases, when an engine overheats, it creates a lot of heat and possibly steam to develop under the hood of the vehicle. This can, and often does, damage electrical harnesses, connections and other sensors; that must...
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My belt snapped and Bmw says there's possibilities that's peices of the belt got caught in the crank and is now in my oil pan gask
Hi There, It is very unlikely that the serpentine belt would have made its way into the motor as they generally do not come apart that way, however it is no impossible. There is a pulley on on the end...
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00 bmw 328i installed new fuel pump & fuel filter no fuel getting to fuel filter hear pump comes on & off
Hi there. In most cases when this happens, it's due to the fuel pump not being properly primed, fuel pump relay being faulty, a poor ground wire connection or the fuel filter being installed backwards. I would recommend verifying the...
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My 1997 BMW 328i is leaking hydraulic fluid from where the bellhousing unit bolts to the transmission?
The hydraulic fluid is probably from the hydraulic clutch lines, the clutch cylinder and/or fittings. To get the source of the leak pinpointed and repaired, a clutch system inspection/diagnostic is recommended. If you request that service, the responding certified mechanic...
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Gas smell when car turned off. No leaks or anything 2010 BMW 328i
It sounds like you may have a leak in the fuel tank ventilation system that may be causing the fumes to escape from the fuel tank. This can happen when the venting tubes in the fuel tank are leaking or...
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I have a 2009 328i. Gear shifter is stuck in park position. Brake switch bad ?
Hi there. There are a number of reasons why a car will not move from park to drive. They can range from the shifter being locked to a broken shifter cable. If the brake lights work, it's less likely that...
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Hi Joshua, BMW in San Francisco has my car because my engine overheated. They said that I need a new waterpump, overflow bottle a
Hi Stephanie. Typically the estimates charged by dealerships are 30% higher - on the average - than what we charge at YourMechanic.com. We have much less overhead expenses, but use the same high-quality parts for replacement. We'd be more than...
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08 BMW 328i. DSC Malfunction,Brake lights , Car is shaky,airing notice coming from engine, can't go over 45mpb..any idea?
This is typically related to a speed sensor problem. The reduced speed is due to the engine control module putting the car into reduced power mode as a result of the intermittent signal from the speed sensor. The check engine...

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