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My BMW 2008 535i wont start after replacing the water pump and the Idrive will not turn on when trying to start
You should remove key FOB from vehicle and close and lock all doors and hood and then let vehicle sit for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes and then using key FOB to unlock doors and see...
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'11 bmw 535i that i bought with 80k miles, and it has just under 110k miles on it. what would be the recommended service for it?
Based on BMW's service advice for this vehicle, the brake fluid, engine coolant and oxygen sensors should be replaced at 100,000 miles. Your vehicle uses am automated maintenance minder type system and reports all other required maintenance via the driver...
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Changing shock absorbers
Hi Khaled. Thanks for contacting us today. Replacing shocks and struts on a vehicle follows three basic rules or best practices. First, you should always replace shocks in pairs on the same axle of front wheel drive and rear wheel...
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Bmw 2007 750li v8 Need of new battery
Hi Maurice. Thanks for submitting your question today. I have forwarded your inquiry to our service and sales department, so they can determine your location and see if one of our mobile mechanics has the right experience with BMW's to...
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Drivetrain malfunction warning but no check engine light
If the engine is not operating within the required temperature range, in your case possibly at too low a temperature, that can reduce fuel efficiency and also cause condensation to contaminate the engine oil. The normal temperature range, as reflected...
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Car battery
I would recommend checking in your vehicle's owner's manual. The owner's manual will give you information related to which type of batteries will work for your vehicle and which types will not. You could also try calling your local dealership...
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What is this noise
The noise on the audio is not distinct enough to assign a source although the slight tapping noise could be from valve train components. Check the engine oil level and oil pressure as inadequate oil, or the wrong viscosity, can...
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My car is misfiring on several cylinders and there is coolant in my coil pack 5and 6
The presence of coolant suggests a leak and that should be resolved as a leak could be a cause of the misfiring if water creates a path to ground. If, by chance, you are referring to coolant actually in the...
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BMW 323i 99 expansion tank don't connect don't know what to do
Hopefully, you have the old tank. If so, compare the dimensions of the new fitting that you are having trouble with to the old (original) fitting. You are right in speculating that there might be a fit issue with the...
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Battery
Please reach out to our customer service department to schedule an appointment as we have mechanics in the local Phoenix area who should be able to assist you with this.
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I need to downsize wheels from 20" to 18". Is that recommended? My tires are 255/30 R20. What new tire size should I get?
Hi Sriram. Thanks for sending in your question today. The 20" wheels on your BMW are likely plus (2) from OEM. Most 2013 BMW 328i's come with standard with all four P225/45ZR17. Some BMW's increase the OEM to 18" wheels,...
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Car stalls when i punch the gas especially up a slope, accelerating fully or when I require more power from the car to go faster..
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system...
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I accidentally put Coolant in my Power Steering compartment in a 2005 BMW X3 3.0i
If you have been driving the car with coolant in the power steering system, you may be headed for trouble. Aside from distributing hydraulic power, the fluid lubricates the power steering pump and the steering rack. Driving with coolant in...
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I'm just trying to find out how much would it cost me to replace a freeze plug on a 2006 BMW 3 series
The labor for replacing a freeze plug may vary quite differently depending on the specific location of the freeze plug being replaced. As you know, there are many freeze plugs in the motor in various locations, some of which are...
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My Bmw is throwing a code for system to lean, to much oxygen and not enough gas.
As the codes indicate, this means there is a lean fuel condition which may be caused by a lack of fuel supply or in some cases, a vacuum leak as you describe near the cold air intake. When a vacuum...
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I live in Wis. It was 7degrees. Drove on highway and my X5 was unstable like I had no traction at high speed. Tires good.
Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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How much to replace 2011 bmw e90 eccentric shaft sensor?
Hi Shawn. Thanks for contacting us tonight. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department to determine whether we have a mobile mechanic in your area that is able to complete this service for you. If we can...
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Overheating 335xi, new hoses/no leaks, waterpump is fine, no heat, used stop leak but car sat around for 2 months.
Hi Marc. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, if your heater does not produce hot air, then the issue is that the heater core is clogged with debris. Using stop leak products tends to create this problem. It's...
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I just had my spark plugs changed and it was driving fine until the third day i noticed that the rpm is above a 1 and when at a
Check to be sure the plugs are not loose and that the electrical connection to each plug is tight. If you are experiencing a high idle, in the majority of vehicles, engine idle speed is controlled by an idle control...
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My car stop cranking over
With a fully charged battery in good condition, and the immobilizer (security) system off - check to be sure the immobilizer is not activated - if the starter motor does not operate at that point, there are only two possibilities:...

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