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Engine Stutter On Acceleration
It's likely that If you were to scan the engine controller, (ECU) you would probably find several misfire codes. The misfire codes can indicate specifically which cylinder if malfunctioning. Your model car has a history of coil and ignition module...
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Spark plug replacement on 2011 BMW 328xi
Your vehicle was equipped with 100,000 mile spark plugs. The first recommended change is at 100,000 miles. If a Diagnostic Trouble Code has led you to test the ignition system and you find that an individual plug over coil tests...
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When starting my car in morning for first time it takes time to start and has a delayed start. What could it be?
Hi there. Check the battery to your vehicle and see if the battery has a full charge. If the battery has a low charge, then charge the battery and load test the battery. If the battery will no pass a...
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Heater does not blow hot air.
Hi there. Check the coolant level in the radiator and make sure that its full. Check the heater core valve near the firewall in the engine compartment and see if valve is working. Feel the heater hoses before the valve...
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do i need to take my car to BMW for an oil change or brake fluid flush
In regard to your question, the criteria of relevance insofar as "who" should work on your car is simply that the person you select is appropriately trained, skilled, as knowledgeable as possible, knows how to follow instructions, and is conscientious,...
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Car wont start. 2011 BMW 328xi
Hi - this "stalling and won't restart" problem could have several causes, so extracting the problem codes that turned on the "!" indicator is the first step. A failing fuel pump (fuse, relay or the pump itself), or a crankshaft...
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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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I went in for an oil change at about 48k miles; now maintenance light keeps coming on.
Your vehicle has sub menus for oil, brakes, emissions, and other categories of maintenance. If you are referring to the oil maintenance reminder symbol, that reminder is based on elapsed time as well as vehicle operating conditions. So, even though...
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Water Pump/Thermostat
Hi There, In some cases it is necessary to supply the VIN number in order for the dealer to determine your exact specific model. The VIN number denotes several key characteristics about the car all the way down to the...
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BMW shakes a little at lower speeds and rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. Shaking can come from a variety of components. Unfortunately in a situation like this, you will have to take it one step at a time if nothing is found to be physically damaged upon...
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Shaking
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Should I worry about the water pump in my 2011 BMW 328i
Hello. I would not recommend changing the water pump unless there is an issue with it. It is common for the water pump to fail, but it does show signs of leakage first. ANy good mechanic can check it to...
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Where is the fuel pump relay located bmw 328i xdrive 2009
The fuel pump relay is located in or on the engine cowl. It may be on the passenger side beneath the air intake. Orange is a common color used by BMW for the fuel pump relay housing. YourMechanic does offer...
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Bmw 328i wont start after i change amthe set of pads on a front wheel?
Hi there. It is always best practices to remove the battery terminals before completing any mechanical repairs - especially on newer cars. If this was not completed prior to replacing the brake pads on your BMW, it's likely that an...
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How much to repair a u-joint on 2009 bmw 328i all wheel drive x drive? 2009 BMW 328xi
Hello - I believe, from your symptoms, that you have either a bad flex disk, or a bad transmission mount. The flex disk connects the transmission to the front of the (rearward-facing) driveshaft. It is a giant rubber/fiber doughnut, and...
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Possible timing chain replacement.
The code P0015 could be coming up for the following issues. ____________________________ The camshaft(s) have incorrect timing intake timing control valve control solenoid system has wiring problems Continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber The timing valve control...
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Spotty / Sputtering Acceleration
At 60 thousand miles, your car should have had a major service that includes inspecting a lot of the parts that may be suspect. Spark plugs, filters, vacuum lines, would normally be checked and the problem might be located then....
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Do i have to disconnect battery to change brake pads?
Hi there. The general rule of thumb is to remove the battery cables anytime you work on any component that is electrically powered or has an electrically powered sensor. So, in this case, it would be a good idea to...
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I am planning to buy used 2011 BMW Series 3 with 43k miles, 1 owner and no accident, as per carfax. how much should i buy it for
Hi Niranjan. Thanks for contacting us today. In regards to whether or not this BMW is a good value at $15K, that's a very difficult question to answer. It seems to be on the high side of the blue book...
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My engine coolant light is coming on and after hitting a pot hole my thermostat light pops on, and after a few miles car run hot
Hi there. It is quite possible that you may have damaged the radiator when hitting the pot hole. Although there are protective shields located under the radiator itself, they are typically very thin and made of plastic in most cases....

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