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Rough idling when the MAF is plugged in
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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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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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Oil evap and low engine effiency
Hello and thank you for your question. First, oil does not evaporate, but rather oil burns if there are no signs of leakage. Oil consumption is a common thing to see in engines. There are 3 things that will cause...
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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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Sluggish acceleration
Hi there: Modern cars have a very complex system that delivers fuel to the engine and rids of the vehicle of exhaust gases. A failure in any part of this system can lead to a car that is slow to...
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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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Sifter floats from gear to gear and when letting out the clutch there is no response.
Hi there. Either the clutch has failed causing the transmission not to engage in any gear, or the transmission shifter plastic rings broke and will not engage the shifter. Check the clutch and make sure that it is moving when...
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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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What would cause my 2002 BMW 330ci to stop shifting
Hi there. If there was fluid all over the engine and then the transmission stopped shifting then you may just have a leak in one of the transmission lines. I would typically start by locating the leak and checking 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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When I start up the muffler vibrates an car is making a sputtering sound an engine is not idling smoothly. What is wrong can I dri
If the car operates really poorly and is on the verge of stalling, then it's safer to fix it first and then drive it. Diagnostics and repairs can be performed on a mobile basis, that is right at your location....
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Wondering condition on a road test.
Hi there. If you are road testing a vehicle to buy, you will want to make sure that the vehicle is safe for road operation. During a road test, if the vehicle is wondering around, there could be multiple things...
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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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2004 BMW 330 Ci a brake warning light is not coming on. When braking a slight pulse is felt through the steering wheel.
You're probably experiencing warped rotors. A few thousandths of an inch is all it takes. If it's not too severe, it's not dangerous. But it's pretty darned annoying. In most cases rotor replacement is the cure. Most likely the brake...

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