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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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2013 BMW 528i Maintenance Costs
This is a great car that performs well and runs very efficiently. As to the average annual maintenance costs per year, this may be tough to say as everyone's driving habits are different which require different maintenance intervals. As for...
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after changing battery in car key wont turn in ignition
Try moving the steering wheel back and forth while turning the key. You should try this before continuing on to anything. If key still does not turn then you should try another key. The ignition should turn if it was...
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Should I buy this 1997 BMW 528I
Hello. BMW makes a fantastic vehicle that, as you know is well known for its performance and luxury. With that comes a little more of a price tag in terms of maintenance and upkeep as with any performance or luxury...
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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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Car rough idles and worse when engine is warm - 2008 BMW 528i
Hey there. You should first check for any problem codes. Next, check for vacuum leaks. Third, check out the idle air control valve - clean it if possible. A professional mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, can help with this diagnosis...
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Is there a battery extender for this model?
Deltran (who makes the official BMW trickle chargers) is a known solid resource for an aftermarket trickle charger. It goes by the name BatteryTender. Whichever brand you select, don't use one that just plugs into the cigarette lighter. The vehicle...
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My a/c intermittently blows warm and cold air.
It is possible that your blend door actuator could be failing and going back to the default position. Many vehicles will default the blend door to heat mode. When the blend door actuator fails, it will automatically revert the door...
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P2402 code, Evap system warning and the leak
This is a fault for the evaporative emissions pump control circuit. This can mean the evaporative emissions pump is faulty. The evaporative emissions pump needs to be checked for function and then the evaporative emissions system needs to be checked...
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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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Car overheating
There are a few possibilities of what may be causing your overheating issue. Since you just replaced the water pump, it is possible that the cooling system may need to have some air bled out of it. When servicing the...
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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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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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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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