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Passenger's side door won't unlock
Each door has it’s own door lock actuator. It’s a small motor built into the latch. The most common cause for just one door not locking or unlocking is this. It’s possible there’s a wiring issue too. If you're ready...
Temperature Warning light still coming on
The temperature warning light comes on when your engine is overheating, or close to overheating. The cooling system is designed to keep the engine at the proper operating temperature. If any component in this system fails, overeating may result. This...
Engine hesitating at idle and when accelerating
Hello. It sounds like you have a series of issues going on with your vehicle. The engine hesitation and lack of power are more than likely also going to reflect the Check Engine Light. If you are getting a hissing...
Po155cnf bank 2 sensor heater circuit P1620cnf Also code
The P0155 is the oxygen sensor located on the rear bank of cylinders and before the catalytic converter. Given your mileage, both oxygen sensors (pre-catalytic converter) should be replaced. The pre-cat sensors have the most affect on fuel mixture, saving...
Car key broken
You will have to have a mobile locksmith or a dealer cut a new key and program it as well. Your vehicle has a complex security system and the keys will need to be professionally programmed in order for them...
DSC Light is on
Hi! That is an issue that many owners of your particular series frequently encounter. The most common cause of the DSC Light illumination is an issue in the ABS module. The ABS and DSC modules are built together as one....
The engine steams well but does not accelerate when pedalled
You will need to have the dealer register the battery to the computer or the vehicle may not work correct and not charge the battery as it should. The new battery will need to be registered to your VIN in...
Hose leaking coolant
This is common as vehicles get older. Rubber components like belts and hoses have a 4-6 year life span. If the hoses in your vehicle are the original it might be time to change them all. This is something that...
My car is not starting
Your car has advanced systems that utilizes a CAN (computer area network) for communication with all its systems. Your starter motor will not turn if the CAS (car access system) can't confirm that certain conditions do not exist. It could...
Fail safe Mode engaged with the engine shaking. Possible over revving of the engine
Your vehicle is in limp mode to prevent engine damage from the overheating. I suggest you let the motor cool for a while before trying to drive it again, if at all. I also suggest having a certified technician, like...
Smoke and possible oil leak after having oil serviced
Hi there. Since you drive the vehicle so little it can still be residual oil. It can take some time for it to burn off, especially if it pools up when it is spilled. If there is no oil left...
My car shakes sometimes at a stop light, reduced engine peeformance and just recently went into limp mode also check engine light
It's hard to tell without doing some further testing. This sounds like a misfire. A misfire can be caused by several components. It would explain the "limp mode", the shaking, and the Check Engine Light. Misfires are caused by...
wont go faster 35mph
If the Check Engine Light is on this would be helpful as the codes that would be triggered by this would generate useful information relating to the problem. Without the benefit of hooking the car up to a scanner and...
Car reads "Pressure Control Valve 3V". I believe it has to do with a solenoid.
Hello. I would need to know some more information about what you car is doing to be able to help with a diagnosis. If it is giving a pressure control code then most of the time this is caused by...
Every 500 miles, 'check engine' light comes on and oil has to be added
Hello. It is common for this engine to consume oil as it ages. Typically the oil consumption comes from the valve stem seals. The only way to repair it is with rebuilding the cylinder head. I usually will look into...
How to change battery in fob
Hello. The batteries for these key fobs are available from most auto parts stores and online. Once you get the battery the case is easy to split apart to replace the battery. This can easily be done on your own....
Right turn signal blinks faster than left; 'Oil light' stays on
Hello. If the low oil light continually comes on then it is a bad sensor, assuming that the oil level is fine. This is located in the oil pan. The sensor will most likely need to be replaced. As...
Steering wheel vibrations can be seen and felt
Hi there. If the steering wheel is vibrating at this speed and it is occurring whether you apply the brakes or not, then you more than likely have a tire that is failing. When a tire begins to separate, this...
Getting several codes fuel system too lean, Misfire cylinder 3 fuel cut off, misfire detected with low fuel
System too lean means that the fuel mixture has moved beyond the ability of the feedback system to compensate. One thing that can cause that is an air leak that enables air to enter the intake system without passing first...
Hello, I just bought a 2007 BMW 530i and wanted to get a feel for how much a transmission replacement would cost?
Hello. A transmission replacement for that model of vehicle will likely cost a few thousand dollars, including the cost of labor to install it. At the moment YourMechanic, does not currently offer engine or transmission mechanical services. For a repair...

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