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My battery does not charge. It keeps on drawing power when I switch on the head lights, spot lights, and noise from the dashboard
Hi, thanks for writing in. If your battery is not charging properly and you are having other electronic issues with your vehicle, it is likely that your alternator may have failed. When your alternator fails that can cause lots of...
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BMW e90 320d jerking at pull away, and in 2nd gear, reduced power, turbo sound has changed.
Hi there. Since this occurred right after driving in some dusty conditions, I would check the air filter first. If the air filter is dirty then this will occur. If the air filter is fine, then I would also clean...
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Car is randomly misfiring
There are a number of things that may cause this such as a faulty or dirty mass air flow sensor, a potentially a bad idle air control valve, or dirty fuel injectors. The mass air flow sensor is a unit...
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No oil but light didn't come on or stay on
Hello there, oil lights can be slow to respond to for a lack of oil in your 2004 BMW 320i. 10 liters of oil is excessive oil consumption. Excessive oil consumption is a problem and can damage your engine if...
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Why does my E46 BMW M54 not start properly?
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2003 BMW 320i to run poorly on cold start and have a cylinder 4 misfire. You have done great in replacing the coil packs, plugs, and vacuum pipe. Common faults would be a...
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Differential Noise
Hello. The noise you are hearing could very well be the differential. The fact it becomes worse when you accelerate is a good indication. The best way to tell is simply to do an inspection. Changing the oil regularly is...
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Car starts on cold mornings, then shuts off while driving
It sounds like you've been addressing a number of issues. Of the parts that you have had replaced, only the crankshaft sensor would be one that would be likely to cause your car to shut off while driving. You could...
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Engine miss fire at low revs
Sometimes the best way to diagnose a misfire is by switching components from cylinder to cylinder to see if the misfire moves. It can take a little time, but helps keep you from buying stuff you don't need. If you...
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Misfire - 2003 BMW 320i
Hi there. Typically when a professional mechanic is trying to diagnose an engine misfire, the first thing they'll do is download any OBD-II error codes to pinpoint the source of the ignition issue. Without knowing those codes, telling you what...
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The rear window automatically comes down after closing it using the second stage on the switch.
Try this procedure for resetting the windows: with all the car windows fully closed, enter the car and put the key in the switch. Turn the key to the on position, but do not start the car. Lower the driver's...
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Can I fit a y reg 318i leather seats in my 2005 320d e90
Hello. If your 2005 BMW 320i is a coupe (2-door) and the replacement seats come from a slightly smaller 318i coupe, you shouldn't have problems with them fitting. However, if one is a two door and the other is a...
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Miss fire
In modern cars, misfiring will invariably be accompanied by a Check Engine light. In fact, checking for efficient combustion was the primary reason the U.S. government introduced the rules for OBD-II (on-board diagnostics, second generation). It was part of the...
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Battery light on while driving but then goes off?
This may be a sign of a failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns the alternator. The voltage...
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Aircon blowing out white stuff.
There shouldn't be any dangerous materials in the AC system. But it is possible that you have a buildup of dust or even mold. Your car has a cabin air filter that is supposed to keep anything out of the...
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BMW in Limp Mode
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission. If the controller sees a failure in any of the components, it will go into limp home mode to enable you to continue to drive the car but it will not work as...
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Abs problem 2002 BMW 320i
Hello - I think you may have a problem with one of the high-pressure valves or the control circuit for the left, rear wheel. Your symptoms suggest that the ABS pump works fine, but is unable to pressurize and pressure-modulate...
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my indicater light show a battery what do that mean
Typically, that means there is a fault in the charging circuit and/or a problem with battery voltage. I would suggest that you request a battery inspection/diagnostic. During that service, the mechanic would also test charging system output. If you have...
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Hi Jose. I have 320i 2005 model with 113000km now. last service was in Dec 2013. Can you comment on any possible problem i might face? 2005 BMW 320i
Hello - if the last maintenance was 3+ years ago, I would start by having all the fluids and filters refreshed: engine oil & filter, fuel filter, engine coolant. Drain the fuel tank, and get some fresh fuel in it....
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Car wont start after tipping on side
I'm still suspicious of the Battery Safety Terminal. I would take a really good hard look at that to be sure you aren't missing something. Otherwise, there may be some kind of problem with driver authorization or some other safety...
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Valvetronic operation on N42 engine.
The valvetronic motor is stuck or not functioning properly and causing the engine to not start up. I recommend replacing the valvetronic motor. The motor is designed to cycle itself when turning on the ignition, so it is good to...

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