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I.changed my coils and spark plugs on bmw 328! My car is shaking
Hi Wendy. Thanks for contacting us tonight. After these repairs are completed, 80% of the time, this symptom is caused by the spark plug wires being connected to the wrong plugs, a vacuum line that is loose or an electrical...
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If the pump has failed, depending on the failure mode of the pump, you can diagnose the fuel pump yourself. Turn the key to the ignition (run) position. At that instant, you should hear a momentary whirring noise from the...
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My car was melting the igniction coil i found that it was the DME, fixed. now it is giving me code p0340/p1318 and wont start.
P1318 relates to spark plug voltage detection. This function might be integrated into the DME on a BMW. If not, there will be a module (VDM) and the code will typically refer to an open or shorted wiring harness. Diagnostic...
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very loud squealing sound about 15 minutes after driving
Well, if you've removed the belt and still get the noise, that eliminates most of the normal causes like alternators and idler pulleys. I doubt it has anything to do with the water in the cooling system although you absolutely...
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Want to know what this check engine code 190302 mean
This code relates to a fuel tank ventilation/purge system leak. Three years ago, BMW issued a Technical Service Bulletin - TSB that documents a common cause of the code, namely a defective pressure switch. While other faults can cause the...
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Hello i have a 325i bmw 2002 it is overheating i had a milky substance in my oil i recently put blue devil head gasket repair
Hi Deshawnda. Thanks for contacting us today. Although some "mechanics" recommend using a liquid head gasket sealer, the truth is that 80% of the time - it doesn't completely do the job - or it causes additional problems. These sealers...
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My BMW was idling and it jus overheated and died.... My radiator was bone dry what should I do
This could be serious. Driving a car while it is overheating can do a lot of damage to the engine. The cylinder walls need to be bathed in coolant at all times or the surfaces become so hot that the...
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on my bmw the engine malfunction light came on plus the warning message engine malfunction reduced engine power displayed and sin
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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...
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I torqued the axle nut on my 1996 BMW 328i to the spec of an M3 and want to know if I may have damaged the axle in some way.
Hi Marvin. Thanks for contacting us today. The main cause of over-torquing is using an impact or air wrench. However, the majority of damage occurs when the torqued component is in use, develops heat then cools. In your situation, catching...
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Rough idling, no power on acceleration, revs by itself, shuts off
The first thing I check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through proper channels will lean out the system and cause these kinds of problems. Look under the hood...
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I the 2011 BMW 328I recently changed the radiator and fan and put in the wrong coolant.
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Car Kind of jolts or jerks right when coming to a complete stop.
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Your mechanic come and replace oil for my BMW X5, but the car said the oil is below minimal, how to do that?
Hi Tony. Thanks for contacting us today. Sometimes directly after the oil is changed, the oil warning light will illuminate. If it does not clear up within the next day or so, then I would recommend adding one quart of...
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I replaced the ignition coils and one just melt and now it is showing a bunch of codes p0335/p1318/p0700/p0440.
The coil melting is the first issue to address. A possible cause of that is the 12 volt primary side supply wire to that coil is shorted to ground due to a pinched wire or other wiring fault. You can...
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Car: 2008 BMW 328i - 2 days ago I accidentally drove right over a speed bump, it was loud. Immediatly the car started to make a
The noise you are describing is marked and thus the origin will be obvious to a mechanic on inspection. There may be evidence of direct impact for instance. Among the components closest to the ground are exhaust system components. The...
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I have a check engine light and it reads code p1727 on a bmw 2008 328i convertible
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