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Car making sound like bearings around the fan pulley
While being aware of where the noise is coming from on your BMW is important, it can be quite challenging to pinpoint noises that are happening particularly around the pulley area. Not only have I found it takes an experienced...
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Car slipping out of gear
Hello! With the transmission slipping, this vehicle is not safe to drive until this issue is resolved. The most common causes of the transmission slipping is low or improper transmission fluid level, or internal failures in the transmission. A qualified...
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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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Dash showed many lights on after the ignition was turned off
It may have been an issue with the instrument cluster not shutting down properly due to a processing error. Unless this situation begins to repeat itself, it may have been a one-off issue due to extreme cold. Keep monitoring the...
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Overheating and leaking during driving
BMW had a TSB (technical service bulletin) out for a casting flaw where a leak could develop on the lower right side of the cylinder head. Good news though, that was on the M52TU engines and you have an M54...
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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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Fuel pump
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your fuel pump may be going bad or experiencing electrical issues. If the problem appears to be getting progressively worse, until the vehicle no longer starts then it may be possible...
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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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Starter being replaced was advised hoses are bad and intake manifold is bad
That sounds like a lot of trouble for a car with 68 thousand miles. But nothing you mentioned is unusual for your car and the years take as much of a toll as the miles. The Intake manifold has to...
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I have a check engine light came on, obd is reading code p0012.
Hi there: If the check engine light came on an triggered the P0012 OBD-II code during a pressure washing, it's possible that you may have damaged a few components during this service. This error code is a generic code indicating...
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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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Leaking oil
This suggests you may still have a leak resulting from a failing gasket somewhere in your engine. As you know, there are many different places in your motor that are sealed by gaskets. I would suggest narrowing this down by...
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Misfires in multiple cylinders, rough/poor idle, shaking
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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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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I drove home with the oil light on. Is my engine still good?
It's very likely that you've done some serious engine damage. Normally oil is continuously pumped through all of the turning and sliding surfaces of the engine and when the pressure goes, it doesn't take long to damage the precision ground...

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