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Rear differential
Firstly, you will need equipment to safely raise and suspend the vehicle while working under it. A transmission jack or similar to support the exhaust (original system is 1-piece front-to-back) and the differential itself for removal and re-installation. Torx bolt...
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Brake Pads replacement Alert
Hi there. There are several different types of brake pads available for your vehicle. These all range in price/quality and generally, but not always, the higher price is usually the better product. You can rest assured that a technician from...
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My 1999 BMW blower comes on whenever I put keys in the switch and turn the motor on.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. If this comes on right when the car is turned on, then most of the time it is caused by a bad blower resistor module. This module fails internally and causes this to occur....
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Hole in my radiator hose
Unfortunately, we do not keep handy the pricing information of other service facilities. However, the best way to get a quote for services with Firestone would be to look up a shop near your area and give them a call....
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The car over heats and i have already changed the thermostat what could it ,e
Hi there: In general, multiple cooling system components might be the source of your overheating situation for your BMW. It could be a problem with your cooling fan, air bubbles trapped in the radiator or cooling hoses, an issue with...
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It keeps over heating but i have already changed the thermostat
Hi there: Overheating issues are typically caused by water pump issues, restrictions in the coolant lines (either debris, sludge or air bubbles) or leaks in coolant or the radiator fan that is not working correctly. To know for sure, you...
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I tried to back up out of a parking but it didn't move.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. It sounds like the transmission low and reverse clutch has failed. This will prevent the vehicle from going into reverse and cause a stumble into drive until the second gear has been engaged....
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If I replace the cooling fan clutch, will it make my fan quieter?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Look at the fan and unplug the harness. Spin the fan by hand and see if the fan blades are hitting the shroud or radiator. If the fan blades are not hitting anything, then...
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BMW stalled while driving, won't start 1999 BMW 528i
Hello - your symptoms suggest a blown head gasket, or overheating episode - somewhat common to BMW 6-cylinder engines with 100K+ miles on the clock. IF this is the cause, it is repairable, without replacing the engine. Other damage may...
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Humming sound
It could be a failing wheel bearing, while traveling at say 40 MPH momentarily swerve to the left to unload the left (vehicle weight is moved onto right wheels, of course), and swerve back to the right to load the...
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P0302 code/CEL. Spark plugs could be cause but not sure
This code relates to a misfire which may be caused by many different reasons. This may be caused by faulty spark plug wires or plugs, a faulty coil pack, faulty O2 sensors or potentially a dirty or clogged fuel injector....
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High mileage, Help avoid issues?
Fresh fluids are a good place to start. Change the engine oil to a high quality synthetic like Mobile 1. BMW consider's their transmission fluid to be "lifetime" but that unfortunately means for the life of the transmission, so changing...
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Power steering
It sounds like your power steering pump may be failing. The squealing you hear might be the belt slipping. The shiny flakes are not a good sign, they mean something in the system is starting to come apart. You may...
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Transmission issues
Hi There, This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various...
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Loss of power, takes longer to start.
Hi there: Anytime coolant freezes inside an engine, it's typically due to the fact that it's percentage of water was too high. When this occurs, it can cause seals, gaskets and even metallic components to crack or break inside the...
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car pulls to right after being hit hard on left tire and slight dent on wheel well.
There was probably at least some damage to your tie rods. These are the connections between the steering rack and the wheel. If one is bent or fatigued, it could even be dangerous to drive the car. There are some...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
This may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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How can I tell if my starter is going bad? 2008 BMW 528i
Hello - the slight delay in starter function (and engine shut-down as well on some) for the "auto start sequence" seems to include a slight delay for most model vehicles with this feature. Whether this is an intentional delay as...
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Stalling issue and wont start for 30 mins.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated...
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My car is having the very same problem but now does not want to turn over it clicks and headlights flash on n out quick...I am soo
Hello. You may have two different issues going on here. If you have a fuel smell then that needs to be checked out first. It is possible that the fuel leak is getting the hoses wet and it is not...

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