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The car is hard to start after sitting for an hour
Hello. There are several different things that could be causing your starting issue. There could be a bad spot in your starter which would make the vehicle hard to start. You could have an intermittent fuel pump problem which would...
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Eml, dmc, brake warning lights. No start
The BMW models are notable for going into "limp" mode or "safe" mode when one or more vehicle systems are not operating correctly. This is a difficult issue to diagnose without more information. I would recommend having an expert...
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Transmission issue, car limps and very slow in drive
Hello. If this light is coming on, then the computer is detecting a transmission issue. I always start by checking the fluid. If it is low then this will occur. If the fluid level is fine then the condition needs...
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Engine rattling, shaking and loss of power
The VANOS unit or solenoid can cause a rattling sound from the engine. The VANOS is a camshaft timing system which runs off of engine oil pressure. If the oil is the wrong viscosity or the system has a buildup...
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The engine stopped working suddenly
BMW has a TSB (technical service bulletin) on this. A faulty oil level sensor can cause this, as the power to this sensor is shared with the transmission range selection switch. If the transmission range selection switch loses power, the...
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Won't start with the key, but I can lock and unlock the doors.
Hi there. The key fob could have a battery that is going dead. I recommend replacing the battery as the battery only lasts about 8 years. Then you will need to reprogram the key fob to the vehicle by putting...
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Car damaged by garage
I can comment on the need for the ecu, without knowing if they in fact damaged it or not. I can say that it is possible to damage any vehicle electronics when working on or near any power source such...
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When I come to an abrupt stop, the engine stumbles like it wants to stall. Any thoughts?
A low transmission fluid level from a leak is more likely to cause the transmission to slip, especially on hills. If the torque converter clutch of the electronics that control it are sticking on, this situation may cause the engine...
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How much does it cost for a tune-up on a 2006 BMW 330i?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to perform a tune - up on a 2006 BMW 330i.
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Driving down the road oil pressure red light comes on no check engine comes on but car starts to sound like a diesel truck
The oil pressure warning light will come on if oil pressure falls below a safe threshold. It is possible for there to be plenty of oil in the engine but, due to a fault in the oil pump, oil pressure...
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Slow coolant loss
Put a clean sheet of paper or cardboard under the car when you park it at the end of your day and check it the next morning for spots. You may or may not see something helpful. If not, sometimes...
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Rotor specifications?
Front rotors are BMW part number 34116864047. You will need 2 of course. Rear rotors are BMW part number 34216864052. You will need 2. If you input these part numbers on-line, you will find the rotors easily. Shipped they are...
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I recently got a new battery and starter with in a month for my 2006 bmw 330i. Now the car won't start and key buttons won't work.
Hello, thank you for writing in. To remove the key from the ignition, you are going to want to disconnect the battery. The electronic sensors that register you are in park and allow the key to come out are not...
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Over heated car cranks but does not want to start
Hi There, It sounds like your car may have a blown head gasket as a result of overheating. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a...
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Overheated and car is cool now. It cranks when I turn the key but does not want to start.
Look around the engine compartment to see where the leak is coming from when you fill up the radiator with coolant / water. Check the radiator, water pump, freeze plugs on the engine, all of the coolant hoses. If you...
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Car over heated shut down on me ... Now it leaks the coolant and cranks as it wants to but doesnt ?
Hi There, It sounds like your car is shutting down or going into a "safe mode" as a result of the motor overheating. The computer is designed to shut the car down like this in the event that it detects...
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Car overheated and now it's shutting off. It cranks but won't start.
Hi there. If the coolant leaks out too much, the computer will see this from the coolant temperature and coolant level sensors and shut off the engine to prevent any damage to the engine. Check for the coolant leaks and...
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Where is the output speed sensor on a 2001 BMW 330 i
The output shaft and input shaft transmission speed sensors are inside the transmission pan. The output sensor is near rear of pan and input is near front of pan on transmission. The pan needs to be removed for access to...
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DSC, ABS, Handbrake Light Stays On
Based on your description of the problem, I would guess that you have a bad wheel speed sensor or a tone ring that is jammed up with rust. The tone ring is a ring on the wheel hub with slots...
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03 330i BMW got car stuck in the mud, after pulling it out Temps been 5*, 2 days later goes into limp mode, can't get out of limp
Code P1732 relates to the transmission control module not working properly, which is likely why the vehicle is in limp mode and will not shift properly. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting...

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