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Slight delay when stepping on accelerator pedal
Hello. This delay is common in what is known as drive by wire engines. This means that the throttle is controlled by sensors and an electric motor. Most of the time when there is a delay that is this serious,...
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Yellow brake light on & displays
Hello. A scan tool will not tell you why this light is on. It is on because the brakes are worn out. You need to inspect them and replace the worn out ones and install new wear sensors. These sensors...
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Car hesitates and jerks at low speeds
Hi there. There are some common issues that can cause this. I usually start by checking to see if the car needs a tune up. Worn out spark plugs can cause this. I usually also check the air filter and...
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Warning lights and gear shift locked in Park
Hello. The emergency release can be achieved from the transmission itself. This problem typically occurs when there is a failure in the shifter assembly or it can be a computer problem. I have ran across a few of these that...
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I was told to change my valve gasket and valve cover. Should I?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Five years is a bit on the early side to have a leaking valve cover gasket. The labor time is 3 hours to replace that gasket and YourMechanic typically charges around $400 (part and labor)...
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Car keeps overheating
A common failure item on your BMW is the water pump; the impeller that spins to circulate the coolant breaks off. This can be verified, without removing the pump, through an inspection of the cooling system for proper circulation. Although...
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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...
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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...
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Trunk will not open
The trunk on your 2011 BMW 328i most likely has a power open button. If the battery is not in the vehicle, the vehicle has no power and therefore electrical components will not work. The best recommendation I have for...
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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...
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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...
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Car rough idles and worse when engine is warm - 2008 BMW 528i
Hey there. You should first check for any problem codes. Next, check for vacuum leaks. Third, check out the idle air control valve - clean it if possible. A professional mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can help with this diagnosis...
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Replacing a harmonic balancer pulley
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2011 BMW 328i xDrive. If only the pulley was removed, and nothing inside the timing covers, then you should be fine. No worries. If you run into any issues or need assistance with...

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