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Must get up to 4000 RPMs to get in gear
That is a very unusual problem, and should not be happening for a car this new. A problem like this can stem from a range of problems such as a minor electrical issue to the need for a new transmission....
Braking causes steering wheel to vibrate
The front rotors are warped, most likely, but an inspection of your brakes and front suspension is a good idea to ensure that no other problems are present. You should have a thorough diagnostic inspection of the steering wheel vibration...
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...
Washer fluid reservoir leaking
The washer tank or any attached hose or pump may be the cause of the leak; only a visual inspection can confirm, since this is not a common issue with your vehicle. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like...
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...
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...
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...
EWS code
The EWS (Electronic Immobilizer) light on your BMW is an alarm that will cause your car to not start. Something you can attempt is using a different key to start your BMW. If after trying a different key, the car...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Problems with heating with check engine light on
On the 528's, there is an electronically controlled heater valve that can stick closed, blocking heated coolant from entering the heater core. Replacing this component will mean the coolant system would need to drained, filled, and bled. You may...
Piston misfiring and oil on a sparkplug
Oil in the spark plug bore is caused by a leaking valve cover gasket. This can short out the spark plug and cause damage to the plug and coil, and also the spark plug boot. The valve cover gasket set...
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...
The ABS light, emergency brake light and traction control light are on along with the unresponsive speedometer
Failure of one or more of the wheel speed sensors will cause all of these conditions to happen all at once. The wheel speed sensors and the DSC control unit will need to be checked and fault codes read out...
Car shaking during acceleration and shifting between gears
This condition sounds like one BMW has noted on a technical service bulletin (TSB) concerning a software issue in the engine control module. There has been an updated software version developed by BMW but you will need to have this...
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....
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....
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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