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Hello, there are multiple possibilities for a no start condition. The first thing to check is that the base engine can be rotated by hand at the damper using ratchet and socket. Second is to check power at the starter...
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Loud banging noise when I put car into gear.
I would take the car to a mechanic that specialises in transmissions. They can determine if it is in the differential or the transmission.
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Service Engine Soon light going on and off.
Sometimes a code will set under certain criteria and while your driving the criteria goes away and the computer recognizes it and it turns the light off, this is normal operation, but that the light comes on it should save...
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Key button locks the car but doesn’t arm the car
There are a few potential answers to this question. If the original key still arms the vehicle and unlocks the car, then the fault most likely lies with the second key. If both keys do not function, then the most...
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Right headlight randomly goes off
Hello there. A few different parts can cause the bulb to intermittently work. The most likely is the bulb itself beginning to fail. Sometimes they do not fail immediately but will work at times until they fail fully. Other possible...
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After shop replaced my starter on 330ci bmw, my car is in limp mode
Hi. More than likely there is a fuse blown causing the car to be in limp mode. This could have happened when they reconnected the battery or when things were removed to get to the starter. The shop will always...
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Car stalling and smelling like gas
The air intake houses the mass air flow sensor. This sensor plays a major role in the fuel delivery system. If this component was damaged during the installation in the new air intake hose, this could be the issue. Also...
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Codes P0171 and P0442 - is it a gas cap issue?
Hello. These "small leak" codes can be very frustrating! Both of these codes (P0171 - lean condition, P0442 - small evaporation system leak) are the result of an air leak in the engine's air intake system. Causes can be leaks...
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Q: Check engine light
The engine running lean could be due to using the wrong air filter and or the mass air sensor is defective. Check to see you are using the correct air filter and replace it if you are not using a...
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The car will not move when you shift it into Drive. It works fine when you shift it into Reverse.
Hello there. Like you mentioned, many different faults will cause your 2001 BMW 330i to not move when it is put in drive. The most common faults are faulty shift linkage, shift cable broken, torque converter, low transmission fluid, or...
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What would keep a service engine soon light on? 2001 BMW 330
Hi - quite often, a Service Engine Soon (SES) light is programmed by the manufacturer to alert you to possible service needs at a given mileage. At your mileage, checking the oxygen sensors and catalytic converter might be appropriate. Check...
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I drove without coolant for about 20 miles and the radiator fan is making a loud noise, how do I fix it?
There could be problems with your water pump, coolant lines, radiator overflow reservoir or the radiator that is causing a serious leak. Driving without coolant for any period of time can cause damage to your radiator or other cooling system...
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What can I expect from a Used BMW?
In my experience, most BMW's are relatively trouble free for the first 100,000 miles. After that, literally anything can happen. I've seen cars go 200,000 miles with just the required maintenance, while others have worn their owners down to their...
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My new key won't start my car.
It is very likely that there is some sort of programming that is necessary to be done on the key in order to get it to start the vehicle. This is perhaps a procedure that the associate you spoke with...
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I just put fuel in my vehicle and now it won't start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have an issue with your evaporative emissions control system. Your car has a small purge valve called a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the...
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Will my car fail the smog check if I have a small oil leak and antifreeze leak?
Hi there. It really depends on which state you live that will determine whether these issues will cause a failed emissions or safety inspection. In states that complete a safety inspection along with emissions test, these problems can often cause...
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Q: car ran out of gas then i put some gas in it but now it wont start?
You will need to have the fuel pressure tested to see if the fuel pump in the fuel tank has failed. You may not actually ran out of fuel but the pump failed and stopped pumping. Have pressure tested and...
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Q: Leak in the front passenger side under the hood
When you say a leak you would need to see what the fluid is first since this is where the condensate water from the a/c would drip down. If it is clear water then this is the case and is...

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