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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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My car won't start. Why?
Hello. A no start condition can be caused by a few different things. If your vehicle is having issues cranking then it may be possible that there is a problem with the battery. A low or bad battery can cause...
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Vibration at the oil cooler hoses
I'm having a little trouble picturing what you are describing, but I'm imagining a hose that is either swelling or jumping in place. I can't say that this is normal because I've never observed it, but it may not be...
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Battery light comes on when I crank the car but then goes out. Is this normal?
The battery light and the other warning lights should come on when you turn the key to the on position before you start the car. This is a bulb check function and is normal. Some lights may remain on while...
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I've got a 2012 328i, twin turbo 4 banger. Tpms malfunction, says all four tires are flat but they're obviously not. Advice?
Hello. If the TPMS system is showing that all four tires are flat then they are either low in air pressure, or there is an issue with the TPMS system. I would first check the air pressure on all four...
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When I switch on the vents the cabin starts smelling
This is a common issue when the cabin filter needs to be replaced. Your vehicle has an air filter that filters the outside air as it is circulated into the vehicle when using the heater or air conditioning system. As...
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I am missing one lug nut 4 out of 5
The threads are not in the rotor itself, the threads are in the hub that the rotor rides on. But you're right that you can do the job more efficiently when you work on the brakes. The rotor has to...
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Signal lights not turning off
Hi there. The stalk control (the steering column mounted turn signal lever) even though it has physically returned to the neutral or "off" position has switch contacts within which may be sticking closed. Either that or elsewhere the circuit has...
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Why does my tachometer not stay at zero?
Hi there. The tachometer on your 2007 BMW 328i is designed to measure the revolutions per minute (RPM) of the engine while it is in operation. Anytime the engine is running, the engine will idle (without the use of the...
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Engine making a kind of choppy noise
Hi there. One of the negative drawbacks of replacing OEM exhaust systems is the noise you're hearing. This noise is typically caused by small backfires inside the combustion chamber due to the fact that most people don't tune the engine...
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The overheating coolant light keeps coming up and fluid leaks now out of the radiator
Hello - your overheating problem could have several sources: failed water pump (BMW OEM pumps have plastic impellers which fail when they get old), clogged radiator, thermostat not opening properly, or leaks from hoses, the radiator itself can leak between...
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My car won't start after being parked - 2009 BMW 328i
Hello there. A few common faults will cause your 2009 BMW 328i to not start after it is parked. You have done great in having the battery, starter, and the alternator checked as those will cause these symptoms. Other possible...
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Water pump not working and its a new water pump.
There is not a fuse for the water pump, however this may be caused by a faulty coolant fan switch or potentially a faulty coolant temperature sensor which is responsible for relaying the coolant temperature to the computer which then...
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How long can I drive on it before getting it fixed?
Hi there: Unfortunately, without physically inspecting your BMW it's impossible for us to tell you how long you can drive without replacing your tie rod ends. When any front end suspension parts are damaged, it's vital to have them replaced...
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Can't get out of Park w/o manual release 2007 BMW 328
Hello - I would check your brake light switch and the fuse for the brake lights. If you have no brake lights, the brake switch has likely failed, preventing the shifter from leaving the Park position, without the manual override....

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