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The vehicle makes a humming/whining sound immediately after highway driving. After several minutes off highway, noise stops.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may cause these issues. You will want to start by making sure the brakes are not sticking. This can be done by raising the vehicle and checking for grinding...
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All my dashboard lights come on and my car stops and won't let you continue until you shut it off and on again
Hello, thank you for writing in. The warning lights and loss of power that you are having are typically triggered by a major malfunction. The braking and unresponsive throttle are both safety features to keep the vehicle from putting you...
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My 2003 bmw 325xi keeps stalling. I have checked all fluids which are fine. Its a rough idle at first for a few then it stalls.
YourMechanic is a mobile diagnostic and repair service and so the certified mechanic can come right to your location to diagnose the stalling and implement the required repairs. Common causes of engine stalling include a faulty throttle position sensor, mass...
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Replaced the 02 sensor on my E46 and cel came on again with p1189 code again
Hi there. The problem with BMW-specific OBD-II codes is that they are unbelievably vague, In this case, the P1189 code indicates a fuel control fault detected from Bank 2 sensor 1. This does not automatically mean the O2 sensor is...
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What's the average cost to replace a thermostat. I have a 2005 bmw 325i.
Hi there. Depending on who completes this service and what parts are used will determine the average cost. In most cases, when a professional auto shop completes this service, the overall cost can range from $250 to $400 for a...
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Car shuts off when stepping on pedal
Hi There, A number of things may cause the car to shut off when stepping on the gas pedal such as a bad fuel pump, a vacuum leak, a clogged fuel filter or a dirty or faulty idle air control...
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Knocking / squeaking from rear left wheel area when turning right
The noise you are describing has to originate from the rear axle, differential, suspension or brakes. You are describing a fairly distinct and easily reproducible noise and inasmuch as there really are limited possibilities, particularly if yo have isolated it...
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2001 BMW 325Ci E46 3 series: turns over, no start, no spark, no communication on scanner. New battery was installed.
Hi there. Unfortunately, when the ECU is not connecting to the digital scanner, that's an indication of a failed ECU. This is only something that can be completed by a BMW certified repair facility, as they keep ECU programming pretty...
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..I've got a ticking noise from the engine...
Noises in the valve train are usually consistent and don't change much with engine load. Noises that get stronger when accelerating may be deeper in the engine. But adjusting the valves is not too tough on your car so it...
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1995 BMW 325is Loss of Power
That's a lot to consider. It's hard to say if you are dealing with any single problem or if you have multiple failures. For instance: is the same thing that is causing the lack of power the same as whatever...
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Where is the best place I can get a 2004 BMW 325i timing belt and water pump?
You're wise to be taking care of this now. If the timing belt fails while you are driving, serious engine damage will result. Additionally, since the water pump on the 325 is driven by the timing belt, this is a...
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My car lights says stop engine check oil level pressure and over heats if car stop
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the oil or the cooling systems. Both have the hard job of keeping the engine within a certain temperature range. If the vehicle has detected issues with...
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Hi Kelly, we have a 1999 bmw 323i and the driver side door won 't open from the outside but opens from the inside. While our 2006
Hi Rachel. Thanks for contacting YourMechanic.com about the door problems that your BMW and Volvo are experiencing. Our process for completing repairs is a bit different than most garages, dealerships or repair centers. Since we are mobile, the first thing...
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Bmw 325xi 2004. There is no heat and the car overheats.
Hi there. For your vehicle to overheat and not have any heater heat in the cab, then the coolant could be low, the water pump could be not working, the radiator could be plugged up, or the thermostat could be...
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I have a 2003bmw 525i , I mistakenly put tranny fluid in the power steering canister now it is hard 2steer what 2 do now
Hello, thank you for writing in. While it is not terribly uncommon to run transmission fluid in the power steering system (they are both hydraulic fluids), newer vehicles tend to be designed to be used with specific fluids, and do...
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2004 Suzuki Verna tune-up.
Hi there. The following is the recommended services for a tune-up on your vehicle at 68,000 miles: Tune - Up Engine oil change Transfer case fluid change Manual / Automatic transmission fluid change Differential fluid check level check and...
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I'm buying 2000 bmw 323I Auto. After how many miles should the timing belt be changed?
Hi there. First you would need to check the vehicle's maintenance log and see if the timing belt has been changed before. If the original timing belt is on the vehicle, then I suggest replacing it as soon as you...
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166K miles. what can i expect on future maintenance? 2003 BMW 325i
Hello - sorry to hear about your E39 - miss my 540 terribly! First suggestion is to absolutely have a pre-purchase inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to the vehicle location,...
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Hello my car had its steering rack replaced 5 months ago the garage never put the heat shield back on and now the steering rack is
Hello, thank you for writing in. The shields that are mounted on the bottom of the car provide the most protection from water and road debris. While they do provide this protection, failure of the rack and pinion should not...
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Car overheating after replacing radiator and no heat thru vents
Hi there. The problem is more than likely due to an obstruction of some sort within the heater core, or the heater control valve is not working as it is intended. You might want to watch this video on how...

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