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95 325i overheats, no leaks under load,radiator and water pump replaced 5500 miles ago on 65000 mile engine
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for contacting us today. Most of the time, an overheating problem like this is caused by an obstruction of debris in the heater core or somewhere in the cooling lines. Overtime, engine sludge will develop inside the...
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i was driving and my car all of a sudden turned off and i started smelling gas
Hi Angel. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Usually when your car stops running and you can smell gasoline, this means that either a fuel line has broken, the fuel pump stopped working or there is a problem with one of...
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Someone is selling a 2001 BMW 5281 for 800.00 what do u think
As with any used vehicle purchase you should always get a pre-purchase inspection to see if the vehicle has major mechanical problems. A vehicle over 16 years old is going to have some problems and without an inspection like one...
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Head gasket blown.
If the gasket alone is damaged, it can be replaced. However, prior to replacement, the possibility of other engine damage has to be considered and that will depend on why the gasket blew. Also, replacement of the gasket with the...
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What I actually have is the O2 sensor housing is stripped out. I believe this is a one piece unit in this vehicle? Does this make
Hi Steven. Thanks for writing in today. If your O2 sensor is stripped out and you need to have it re-threaded, you'll need to consult or contact a local machine shop - as this is a service our mobile mechanics...
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Car won't stay started. Tons of oil in the spark plugs.
Hi Eugenia. Thanks for contacting us today. Oil leaking into the spark plug wells is an indictor of a fairly serious problem that should be inspected and repaired immediately. It is almost always due to a failing gasket or O-ring...
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Radiator seems to be clogging: it started just 2 weeks after flushing it!
Hi Khaled. Yes - the fact the engine is 30 years old is a significant reason why the fluid is brownish. However, the age of the radiator might also be a reason. Inside the radiator are a series of metal...
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what's an estimate of replacing rear shocks on BMW Z3
Hi Ron. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com. To request an estimate for this service, simply click this link to the service page, enter your information after selecting the Get a Quote button and we'll send you a Quote. Thanks!...
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Hi Joshua i have a question im thinking about getting my Bmw 525i serviced over at my local bmw dealership how much are we looking
YourMechanic offers a complete slate of maintenance and repair services. All of these offerings are listed on YourMechanic's services page. The cost to service your car will depend on exactly which service you desire but in all events you will...
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BMW 2003 325i my traction yellow light on and emergency red light turns yellow while driving do you know why?
The traction control system helps stabilize your vehicle and also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. The reason you are seeing the warning light continuously is there is a fault somewhere in the...
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Passenger side windows, both front and back, will not roll down
You may be having an electrical wiring issue that goes to the rear door and your child safety lock may be engaged so you cannot open from inside either. I suggest you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic test...
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What are other expected problems when the timing belt goes out on a 2003 325i bmw. Other things to look for or replace when that h
Hi Renee. When the timing belt breaks, it can create damage inside the motor, such as with cylinder head components. If the pulley's and the belt are replaced, and the engine starts without a constant ticking noise, then you should...
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Can an automobile’s coolant system malfunction if a EWS Control unit is calibrated wrong?
Hi Bob. The EWS control unit is a security system, which to my knowledge has no relation or impact on the cooling system. The only thing that could impact the cooling system would be if for some reason the coolant...
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Front left tire clicking noise
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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I have a 2004 525 BMW and the " engine malfunction " light came on
The check engine light indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode. This happens when the vehicle...
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My car overheated now wont start
There are several things that may cause the car to overheat, some of which will also cause the car to not start. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a...
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What is the average cost to replace the top on a 2003 BMW Z4 with an after market top?
Hi Amy. Thanks for writing in today. I am actually in the market for one myself for my 2009 128i and have been pricing them around. Most of the aftermarket BMW tops actually don't fit very well and typically require...
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my car shakes while im driving, usually once the car warms up
If you are talking about a shake in the engine, then the car is probably misfiring. You didn't say whether the check engine light was on but If the check engine light is not on, it probably should be. Turn...
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Car Shaking During Driving
It is very likely than an ignition coil could be the cause of this issue although it would most likely set a check engine light if this was the case. I would recommend turning your key to the on position...
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I pushed the clutch in and put it on reverse then turned on the car and it moved.
Hi Jory. Thanks for contacting us today. As a safety measure, all manufacturers recommend starting a manual transmission in neutral gear. If it's started in a forward or reverse gear, sometimes the clutch master cylinder will engage prematurely - causing...

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