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2011 528i ticking noise when turning steering wheel L or R , is that normal?
Hi there. On some of the heavier BMW's, a slight ticking noise when turning extreme to either side (meaning all the way) is common. It really depends on what and where the ticking noise is appearing which would determine if...
Too much oil
Too much motor oil in the motor can actually cause substantial damage if not properly corrected due to the amount of pressure this puts on seals and the motor's ability to move the oil through the engine properly and efficiently....
I have a coolnt hose leaking just under the intake manifold, average cost to repair? 2000 528i
Hi there. To receive a price estimate for this service, please click this link to the radiator hose repair service page. Once you click the Get a Quote blue button on that page, enter your vehicle information and submit. Once...
Rear differential maks sound is it too late to change oil ?
If you have a standard differential, 75W-90 gear oil that meets BMW requirements is required. If you have a limited slip differential you have to use 75W-140. Both of these multi-viscosity oils are fine for high operating temperatures. It is...
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...
I have an intermittent cylinder 1 misfire. Heavy mis under power. Idle is erractic.
Hi Matt. Thanks for the question today. Quite often when you have a random misfire on one cylinder, it's due to either a clogged fuel injector or one that is misfiring itself. In some instances, this can be caused by...
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...
Transmission playing up
You can open the hood and put the engine in gear forward and then reverse and hold brake and give it a little gas to see if engine moves more in one direction than the other when switching from reverse...
Wondering to buy a 2000 bmw 528i with a broken driver side sway bar link and a bad starter for 500 dollars
Hi there. The problem with this types of repairs is that often, multiple suspension components are also likely damaged. If you're going to purchase a car for $500, it's likely that other serious engine problems exist as well. I would...
Car feels shakey
You should have the computer scanned to see if you have a misfire in one or more cylinders and may need a new coil pack and spark plugs with wire boots.
have a 2008 528i okay went out one day to start had some really slow cranks a few times then just stopped starting now it does no
Be sure there is adequate engine oil. Check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated. Inasmuch as you have a new starter, with the key held in the start position check for battery voltage to the starter motor/solenoid, or...
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...
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...
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...
After turning the car on a cold start the car rpm starts to go up and down and the car shakes
You may have an engine vacuum leak that is only there when cold and seals up as engine warms. This can be the intake manifold gasket seals.
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...
would like to speak to mechanic Pardeep
Hi Richard. Thanks for sending in the question today. I have forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department. They'll have to look up your information and appointment to get ahold of the notes and follow through with your...
Purchased a bmw 2010 with 146k miles. When I turn the wheel while in park or exiting a drive way, I hear a clicking noise. What co
A clicking noise from the steering would need to be isolated to where the noise is coming from. It may be from the front suspension struts, tie rods, ball joints or steering column issues. In order to isolate the problem...
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...
I have a 1997 BMW 528i it would ostart when it gets jumped . I have now put it a new battery and alternator. It cranked for about
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...

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