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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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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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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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2c9d code and misfires on the cylinders 4, 5, and 6.
Hi there. The oil could have gotten on the spark plugs causing the plugs to not fire. Take out the spark plugs and see if they are covered in oil. If they are clean them off with carburetor cleaner and...
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I have a 97bmw528i And i fixed my air intake boot on it and drove fine for that day next day the car would barely move the more I
Code P0730 is linked to the problem you are describing. Therefore, it's worth ruling in or out the typical causes of code P0730 which include dirty transmission fluid, low fluid, blocked filter, broken mechanical components within transmission, internal blockage in...
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Is a 2008 bmw 528i with 80,000 miles still a good car to buy ?
Hello. This does appear to be a good deal for this car, but it needs to have a full inspection prior to being purchased. This car is nearing the time when it will usually get very expensive to maintain and...
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Q: My transmission pops out of gear.
The software update that was performed on your vehicle maybe for a vehicle with a different transmission. Check the version of software that was installed in your car and verify what model that it refers to for your transmission.
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Q: Transmission pops out of gear
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission. The strange behavior may be due to a bad switch on the column, or there may be some reason why the program doesn't want it to shift into Drive or Reverse. Maybe it's...
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My bmw won't start
You may have caused the theft system to lock out the start circuit. Try to close and lock the car and come back in an hour and unlock and try to restart the car. If still no start then you...
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My battery light came on, power steering went out, & overheated 1997 BMW 528i
Hello - I believe the serpentine belt, which drives the alternator, power steering pump, and water pump, failed. This caused all of the symptoms you describe. I recommend a serpentine belt replacement performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as...
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How much would it cost to buy a starter for a 1998 BMW 528i
Hi there. To request an estimate for a new starter and to be installed in your BMW, please click this link to the service page. Once on the page, you can click the Get a Quote button and we'll send...
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When I turn the car on a cold start the rpm goes up and down a tad bit at the same time the engine starts to shake
You may be feeling the a/c cycling too fast and may have a leak or problem with the a/c system. This is cause for noise when you turn off the car ad hear the hissing noise. You will need to...
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BMW 528i 2000 (E39) fault codes P1523 and P1397
The vehicle should be inspected and diagnosed first hand but I can tell you broadly that if the seals on the VANOS system are original they should be replaced due to the age and mileage you are reporting. Camshaft position...
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My abs and traction lights on and wont shift into gears
It is possible that your transmission can be malfunctioning. I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified transmission specialist to determine the exact cause of this issue. If your transmission is stuck in the lower gears, this can...
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Car is shaking on idle on a cold start
Hi Imperia. Thanks for contacting us today. As fuel system components age and are continually used, they will begin to clog with carbon deposits from fuel. When this occurs, they essentially become like clogged arteries, and can lead to fuel...
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2010 BMW 528i - Having lean codes and P00bc for air flow too low. Smoke coming from the exhaust. Is it a CCV problem?
Hi There, This code is a generic code relating to the mass air flow sensor indicating that there is a lean air/fuel mixture. This can happen when the mass air flow sensor is dirty or faulty. I would suggest having...
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When the car is in idle it vibrates and rpms move up and down when idle.
What you are describing is a category of inconsistent idle. The underlying fault may exist at higher engine speed but the effect is masked at those higher speeds. Among the potential underlying causes are vacuum leaks, EGR system malfunctions, malfunctioning...

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