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A/C, P/S, and Alternator Belt replacement
If you have one style of tensioner, the tensioner should have a hex nut cast into the component opposite of the pulley. It is a metric size - 16mm if I remember correctly. The other style of tensioner will have...
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Getting a "Drivetrain Malfunction" light on a 2011 535i. Had a sensor replaced for almost $400 and that didnt fix the issue. wha
Hello. The drive train malfunction light indicates the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's drive train or transmission. This can be caused by many things, ranging from a bad sensor, to the need for a new transmission. As...
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Car won't start when start button is pushed. Single click noise is heard
Hello, thanks for writing in. A no start condition with a click noise can be caused by a few things. The most common causes are a bad starter relay, or a bad starter or starter solenoid. The starter relay is...
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Expected life of clutch
The life of a clutch depends on several variables. Of course, the type of driving is going to have an impact on the life expectancy, so is the way the driver uses the clutch. If the car is driven hard,...
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Adjusting the camshaft and crankshaft for the timing chain
I believe the "official" procedure for these M30 engines is to: Leave the tensioner until last Install the chain with the crank and cam sprockets on TDC, and the chain tight on the driver side of the chain Use...
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car shakes when put on brakes. is that rosters or pads? gonna need to get it fixed regardless
Vibration and/or shaking on application of the brakes is often due to faulty rotors (warped, or irregularly worn). If the rotors are replaced, of course the brake pads will have to be replaced as well. The recommended services to request...
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The cooling fan runs loud and fast on a cold start and the car overheats
From the description you have provided, your vehicle's cooling system thermostat may be stuck closed. The cooling system thermostat is designed to quickly bring the engine up to operating temperature. If stuck closed, the result would be the engine overheating...
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Misfires of several cylinders on highway drive
Hello - this is a known issue, and BMW has a technical service bulletin out to address this (#385317). A software upgrade to the engine management computer is the repair for this. You should check with your BMW dealer's service...
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CV Joint Change instead of the wheel hub assembly.
Customer wants to change the information from having a wheel hub assembly replacement changed to a CV Joint / CV Shaft replaced on the set up page.
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Headgasket
Hi There, Thanks for writing in. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire and perhaps few other symptoms. A failure between cylinders will cause...
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A/C control messed up.
The system is controlled electronically and consequently the controller is a possibility. But, to condemn the controller, there is a long sequence of diagnostic steps (from the Factory Service Manual) that have to be performed. Typically, in diagnostics of this...
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Car starts cutting off after running with a/c
Hi there. When the AC is active, it creates additional load and drag on the motor. Due to this fact, existing minor fuel or ignition system component issues tend to be exaggerated when the AC is working hard to cool...
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BMW oil light reset
Hi There, This is an indicator that usually comes up when you have an oil change. Try the following, which should allow you to reset and start the vehicle: Step 1 Insert key into slot Step 2 Press start/stop button...
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No click no crank no start 2010 535i bmw
Hi there. In most instances, when you have an issue where you turn the key and nothing happens, it's caused by either an ignition relay or starter relay that is damaged. The relay sends an electrical signal to supporting components...
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I have a 2016 535i and was told by dealer breaks need service in 1000 miles. can rotors be cut and if not are the drilled slotted
Yes, rotors can be machined ("turned") in the event they are measured and found to be out of tolerance or uneven on the surface, which can cause a bit of vibration when using your brakes. It sounds like you may...
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Car turns on but shifter shuts off and car won't move.
What you are describing is likely an electrical fault involving the safety shift interlock. This problem can be diagnosed and resolved on a mobile basis, right at your location, if you request a transmission shift interlock diagnostic/repair. To temporarily resolve...
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Car starts but wont stay running
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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How bad is it to mix 1/4gal. Green coolant with two gallons of red
There isn't much difference in the coolant except for the dyes that they put in. There are a few subtle differences that are more important to the later cars than they are to a '91. I wouldn't lose any sleep...
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535 I high idling and reads engine malfunction reduce speed but my car was not running I just started it
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle starts to run tests on the vehicle's systems the second the key is inserted. By the time you start the car, any issues the computer has detected are designed to alarm you...
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I have a 535i with a pseudo M package, regardless how do I know what the Rear Rotor size is (330mm or 345mm).
Hi Jim, Unfortunately, if the car was not a factory "M" package car (or a pseudo M car as you mention), there is not really a way to tell what size the rotors are without taking them off and measuring...

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