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Rear wheel came off
The most common cause of wheels falling of of vehicles is under or over-torquing the lug nuts. If the lug nuts are over-torqued, the studs they tighten down on will become stretched and therefore weaker. It is also possible that...
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Engine sporadically pops on drivers side and occasionally dies at a stop.
Hello. At this mileage, it is important to check and see if the vehicle needs a tune up. Worn out spark plugs will cause this to occur. I usually check the spark plugs first and then scan the computer for...
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Driving with the hand brake pulled up
Hello. Usually when the E-brake is engaged and the vehicle is driven for a short amount of time, no damage will occur. But it is a possibility that you may have incurred heat damage to the shoes, pads, or rotors....
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The car is burning oil significantly
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2004 BMW 330xi. Unfortunately, this is very common for a vehicle to burn more oil as the engine ages. One thing you can do to combat the oil consumption is to use high...
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Transmission slipping, gear warning on the dash
Hello. Let's hope that you don't have an issue with the mechanical aspect of the transmission on your 2002 BMW 330xi. I believe the best thing to check will be the transmission fluid. Also, I suggest having a technician run...
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Car cannot move, loud noise
Hello. We will be very happy to assist you with your 2005 BMW 330xi. Your description sounds like that of a broken ball joint or constant velocity axle. Especially being that the wheel had a feeling like it was about to...
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Changing automatic transmission fluid
Hello. There's an update available for the transmission control module on your 2003 BMW 330xi that is related to erratic transmission shifting. Call your local BMW dealership to determine if the update has been done. Performing the update should resolve your...
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Car ride is bumpy
Hello there. I will be happy to assist you. A classic sign of a broken strut spring is a very bumpy ride. As you know vehicles are very heavy and roads have bumps and are not paved straight. The heavy...
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Problem with starting - 2006 BMW 330xi
Hello. There are some possibilities here, but what concerns me the most is the smoke. I would definitely look for where the smoke was coming from. To solve a problem like this I would not put in a larger battery....
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Engine starts, runs and drives initially but randomly it will die when you lift on the throttle approaching traffic lights/signs.
This is a common sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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My serpentine belt has come off(not broken) my 330xi 2001 BMW, first started the car and sounded really rough then smoke came out
You should check each pulley and tensioner or component driven by the belt to see if one of the components are seized that caused the belt to come off. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to come to you...
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My 2003 BMW 330Xi recently started taching much higher than usual while driving.
This may indicate a failing speed sensor. The transmission speed sensor is a magnetic sensor that provides information related to the speed of the input and output shafts in the transmission, allowing the transmission to shift smoothly. The sensor counts...
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For some reason, I have taken the AC condenser out for my 330xi 2004 when I put every thing back and I have evacuated the system
Use gauges to verify the static pressure. That will give you an indication (gauge pressure does NOT correlate with charge volume) that what you put in hasn't by chance "all" leaked out due to a re-assembly error. Check the fuse...
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I think my front axel needs replacement
It could be that you need to replace an axle, but don't stop looking at the tires yet. Axles usually manifest with a popping noise on sharp turns before they get so bad that they can be felt in the...
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I have a 05' 330XI that will not move into gears. Tried putting it in neutral but still wont move.
The noise that you heard was from the transmission area. Check to see if the driveshaft has come apart or if the tail shaft has broken. If there is nothing wrong with the driveshaft or tail shaft, then the one...

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