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no signigicant power in take off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The automatic transmission starts in first gear always. Considering the age of the vehicle, there are a large number of components that can be contributing to your symptoms. Start with the simplest fixes. When...
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What kind of transmission fluid do I need for a BMW 525i 2007 ?
Hi There, The transmission in your BMW 525i is what is called a "sealed unit" which means that the transmission should not ever need to be flushed or have the fluid changed. This means that in the event you may...
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What would cause my AC and heater to not work in my 1994 BMW 525i
Hello. If both of these have not worked since the transmission was replaced then I would start by checking all of the connections that were taken off during the replacement. It is possible that there is a bad ground connection....
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I have a 2006 BMW 525i rough idle
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Car won't stay started. Tons of oil in the spark plugs.
Hi Eugenia. Thanks for contacting us today. Oil leaking into the spark plug wells is an indictor of a fairly serious problem that should be inspected and repaired immediately. It is almost always due to a failing gasket or O-ring...
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Q: Car Wont go into gear
Hello. I'm sure this is been done but ensure that the clutch release bearing and a whole clutch kit was installed when you replaced the clutch. A complete couch job consists of a pressure plate, a flywheel, a clutch disc...
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Buying used car and checking for oil burning
Look in the tail pipe for oil residue indicating excessive oil or look for any blue smoke coming from exhaust when running. Other than this you would need to do oil consumption test. See when last oil change was done...
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Checking car for oil burning
The crankcase is a closed system and this kind of test does not show anything on this cars engine since if you open the oil cap the engine will run rough due to sucking in all the fresh air. The...
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how much would it cost to replace battery in 2007 BMW 525i?
The average quoted at this page is $212 but if you input your specific location you will get a more precise quote and scheduling options for the mechanic to perform the replacement at your location, at your convenience. Please let...
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Bmw locks and window not working
The blown fuse indicates an electrical short. Since it happens when either operating the windows or door locks, the short may be somewhere in the driver's door and/or door harness. Some vehicles can develop shorts in the driver's door wiring...
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Bmw will not go over 20 mph
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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have can i find what to fix with codes p0444 and p1892
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0444 does not identify a fault that would cause the power loss you are describing although once the fault causing the power loss is repaired P0444 should still be resolved of course. The other code, namely P1892,...
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Hello there, my 2005 BMW 525i is not starting but its cranking. I've also noticed clicking sound near at the turbo.
Hi there. If the fuel pump relay is getting hot, then check the condition of the fuel pump when the key is on. If there is no sound at the fuel pump (like a hum), then the fuel pump maybe...
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What is your hourly rate my
The cost of YourMechanic inspections, diagnostics, and repairs are based on industry standard and cataloged "repair times". In other words, the price you pay is calculated based on an industry standard "average" time that it takes to perform the specified...
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Q: how can i fix it
Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally due to a leaking head gasket and sometimes a leaking intake manifold gasket depending on the engine design. External leaks are typically found by simple pressure...
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I have a 2004 525 BMW and the " engine malfunction " light came on
The check engine light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode. This happens when the vehicle...
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Car won’t start. It had problems overheating at first. Then something popped and water came out. I don’t know what’s wrong with it
This sounds like you started off with the coolant getting low due to a leak and then it got worse when overheated and blew the head gasket causing the misfire and no starting from coolant getting inside cylinders. You will...
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Rough idling, no power on acceleration, revs by itself, shuts off
The first thing I check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through proper channels will lean out the system and cause these kinds of problems. Look under the hood...
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Where is the hazard/ turn signal flasher located? 1993 BMW 525i
Hello, the turn signal/emergency flasher unit is a black plastic unit - rectangular, golf ball size - located just left and under the steering column. The lower portion of the steering column black plastic cover, and potentially the left knee...
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I have a 2003bmw 525i , I mistakenly put tranny fluid in the power steering canister now it is hard 2steer what 2 do now
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is not terribly uncommon to run transmission fluid in the power steering system (they are both hydraulic fluids), newer vehicles tend to be designed to be used with specific fluids, and do...

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