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Q: Brake squeaking
Hi there. More often than not, the squeaky noise on front brakes is causes by metal to metal grinding, as there is typically a small metal groove that let's owners know that the brake pads needs to be replaced. However,...
Tension strut replacement
Hello there, one of the commonly replaced parts on the 2009 BMW 535i is the hydraulic fluid filled bushings. These suspension components wear over time from absorbing the road shock. When the fluid filled bushings leak, it is important to...
Installing a new all digital instrument cluster
Hello there. These digital instrument clusters are packed full of nice features and are easy to use. The problem arises in what is needed to adapt these clusters to vehicles that were not equipped with them. For your 2011 535i,...
Steering column button an program quit working
Hello there. This is not an uncommon fault on the 2011 BMW 535i. There are quite a few possible faults for this type of issue. The most common would be a wiring harness fault, a shorted wire, a failed position...
Engine loses power, shuts off
Hello there, losing power in this manner is not usual for the BMW 535i. The fuel pump warning light on your vehicle comes on when the computer detects lower than normal fuel pressures. Many different faults can cause this low...
Coils and spark plugs keep getting worn
Hello there, this is a more uncommon problem on the 2011 BMW 535i. A few different faults can cause the spark plugs and coils to fail prematurely. The most common would be contamination from a valve cover or other oil...
how much to replace starter ball park on BMW 2010 535xi
Hey there. This may potentially be related to what is called a starter relay (much less expensive than a starter) which directs power to the starter from the battery when you turn the key or push the start button. This...
My 2010 BMW 535 xDrive (n54) is making a ticking noise
It is not uncommon for BMW's to tick, but there are solutions that are helpful. Keeping the revs up (instead of lugging around like it was a big V8) is one way to do this. Keeping it at about 2000...
Leak detection pump location?
Hi there. You are probably going to spend more time, effort and trouble trying to replace this component on your BMW than it would be worth - especially if you're planning on trading the vehicle in to a new purchase....
RPM fluctuation
Hi There, it sounds like you may have a problem with a faulty throttle position sensor or possibly a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. Either of these will affect the RPM fluctuation as you describe when they are...
Got wheels 19x9 245/35r19 front 19x10 275/30r19 back would that damage my transmission
I can't say with absolute certainty that transmission damage will or will not occur, but you may see some issues.The difference in rolling diameter between front and rear tires can effect the 4 wheel drive transfer case.You can also wind...
oil light came on and accidental dumped 1/2 quart of oil in the rad before I realized it. Siphoned off a little more than a 1/2 ga
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you did not get all of the oil out of the radiator before you started the vehicle, that oil is now contaminating the thermostat, water pump, and the engine cooling pockets. Even with...
My car has just started overheating but has never gone pass the 250 degree mark on the dashboard
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle goes into "limp mode", or your model's version of, when it is at risk of becoming damaged. This is a good thing, and it will protect your engine from having worse issues...
Overheating but doesn't go past 250 degrees
It is not uncommon for some vehicles to go into a reduced power mode as a result of the engine overheating. The car's computer does this in an effort to avoid further engine damage and to keep the driver safe....
The comfort access is going cuckoo.
This seems like the issue is the battery within the key fob. I recommend replacing the key fob battery and reprogramming the key fob to the vehicle. The battery in a key fob usually last about 8 years, however, if...
I'm getting a P147D code on my BMW 535i. Its driving fine, but the light just came on?
In a BMW, trouble code P147D refers to a fault in the fuel canister purge valve or control system. The valve could be sticking and thus not working properly. The purge valve is designed to control the flow of fuel...
Q: Water pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in assuming the water pump may be to blame. You may also want to make sure the fans are turning on, and that your radiator and overflow tank both have the...

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