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My horn seems to be not working in my 2003 BMW 525i
Hello. Any number of things could have gone wrong causing the horn to fail. From hat you are explaiing though it sounds like the failure was in the horn button in the steering column. The circuit would need to be...
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no signigicant power in take off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The automatic transmission starts in first gear always. Considering the age of the vehicle, there are a large number of components that can be contributing to your symptoms. Start with the simplest fixes. When...
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Engine shaking while in neutral and park
It's possible you may have disturbed a vacuum hose while you were doing the job, check for that first. But I'm concerned about the valves because If you get the valve clearance too tight, it may develop a miss at...
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About how much time should it take a certified bmw mechanic to analyse the cause of a squealing noise from the engine?
Over time, your car's engine belts may become worn causing them to stretch. When this happens as you press the gas pedal and the belt goes from a relatively low speed (at idle or when first starting the car, no...
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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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What would cause my AC and heater to not work in my 1994 BMW 525i
Hello. If both of these have not worked since the transmission was replaced then I would start by checking all of the connections that were taken off during the replacement. It is possible that there is a bad ground connection....
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A clunking feel and noise in the steering wheel
It is possible that you could have some free play in one or more of your suspension components. There could be play in your ball joints, tie rods, or wheel bearings. I would recommend getting your wheels shaken down by...
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2001 BMW valve cover gasket
If you are referring to under hood smoke, such smoke is due to either an oil (engine or transmission) leak, power steering fluid leak, or engine coolant leak. Most older cars have oil leaks. Sealing technology has just not kept...
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What would cause the MPG gauge to fluctuate on a 1999 BMW 323i?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several different systems that interact with the fuel system which effect fuel economy. The first that you will want to check is the ignition system. Make sure your spark plugs are new...
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Pressing the gas pedal and not getting the desired output
It may not have anything to do with your valve adjustment. Your car is almost 30 years old so it could have any number of problems. I would begin by checking for air leaks. Look at all of the hoses...
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Radiator light keeps coming on.
If you remove the radiator cap and there is space to add coolant, you have a leak somewhere. Cooling systems on modern cars are "closed" and kept 100% full using the recovery system, which is typically a plastic overflow tank....
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Hi! Thanks for wanting to help!! 2003 bmw 325i. (M54 - Automatic) Car ran really rough before I started work on it. Shaked/ran ve
Check for vacuum leaks, including that through a malfunctioning EGR system. When you first start the car, on cold start the mixture may be rich enough to overcome such leaks, but almost immediately the ECM can't keep up with the...
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I have a 2000 bmw 323 ci will crank and soark but wont start could it be a throttle positioning sensor? Thats the code that is com
If you are getting a trouble code that mentions a throttle position sensor, it is very likely that this could be the cause of your no start issue. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to...
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My front is bouncing. Is it shock or something?
Yes, your supposition is correct. Bouncing after hitting a bump is usually due to defective shocks and/or struts. If you desire that your vehicle's shocks/struts be inspected and replaced if necessary by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to...
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If the AC low pressure port is reading around 150 what is that likely telling me? Bad compressor?
It sounds like you may have a bad AC compressor that is not pumping correctly. If the high pressure port is reading too low (i.e. 150 instead of 250), this is likely the compressor not pumping enough. I would suggest...
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I have a 2001 BMW 325i. It overheated, engine shut down. When cooled down (24 hours), while water poured in the reservoir I could
I'm not clear on where you see your leak, but if it is in the radiator tank itself, that will mean you at least need a radiator. If the car ran hot until it shut off, there may have been...
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2003 bmw 325i my car will deive for 15min than it will stop moving foward and the engine will just rev up no gear will catch
Hi there. This is a very good question and often hard to pinpoint problem. In most cases, especially on V-6 BMW engines, the symptoms you are describing indicate a problem with the torque converter or internal transmission hydraulic lines either...

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