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I went out last night in my car everything was fine then I pulled up at the shop turned car off wen I got bak in it my steering wa
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your steering may have gotten hard. If there was low fluid, you have a leak that you will need to locate. When you locate that leak, you will find...
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Red battery light on temp gauge red white smoke or steam from under hood
Hi there. It sounds like the drive belt broke and now the vehicle has overheated. It definitely needs to be inspected to determine the extent of the damage. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing...
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Brake disc gets very hot during driving.
Hi There, You are correct in that a sticking caliper can definitely cause the brake rotor to heat up very quickly, which will eventually cause the rotor to warm as well. This may also be related to a wheel bearing...
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My DSC not working and the car is going into limp mode in my 2005 BMW 525i
Hi there. From what you are saying it sounds like you may have a serious transmission failure. These codes and issues typically comes up when there is excessive slippage indicated in the transmission. It is possible that there is a...
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Car wont go into any gear. 2002 BMW 325xi
Hi - your symptoms describe a clutch hydraulic system failure. Given your mileage, your slave cylinder has probably worn out. This would be evidenced by low/no fluid in the clutch fluid reservoir. If the clutch shares the reservoir with the...
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Lean engine misfire
Hi There, A lean motor generally indicates less than optimal fuel pressure or supply. I would recommend checking the fuel pressure and injector connections to be sure the fuel pressure is up and that the injectors are pulsing properly and...
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No crank/no start
Hi There, You are correct in that this model BMW does not have a starter relay. What you are describing sounds a lot like a faulty ignition switch which these cars are prone to having. As you may know, your...
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Do I take off the fan to change my alternator belt?
The fan is the first thing to come off. The fan clutch is mounted on the water pump by a big nut. The nut has reverse threads, so it is loosened by turning CLOCKWISE rather than the normal counter-clockwise. You...
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I have a 2002 BMW 325i with 76,000 miles on it.What types of parts need to be changed with this mileage and how much would it cost
BMW vehicles have common suspension failures. Control arm bushings are at the top of the list for most common. It is possible that you may also have a tie rod or ball joint failure as well. I would recommend a[suspension...
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Engine management light comes on and goes of again when the engine is warm car can also go into limp mode when cold, when warn ok
Hi there. Those codes are what is needed to begin properly diagnosing what is occurring. When there is a fault, the computer sets a code, but it does not know why the fault occurred or what is causing the fault....
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Driver side door will not open from the outside
You probably just need a new door handle. The business end of the door handle is made of plastic or cheap metal and eventually it breaks off inside the door. Most door handles can be replaced from outside the car...
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I am broke down on the road because when I try to drive my steering jerks and so does my wheel
What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the...
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Leaking coolant onto belt
It sounds like you have a leak accompanied by overheating. From what you have described though, it is unclear if the overheating is being caused by the coolant leak (low coolant can cause overheating) or the two are just simply...
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My car is over heating. There's no leaks and I have no hot hair comeing throu the heating vents and blower motor is working.
Hi there. Actually, if you have no heat coming out of your vents, the issue is most likely caused by an obstruction inside the heater core. Your heater receives it's "HEAT" from recycled coolant that is first heated inside your...
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Car doesn't start
If the car has been parked for many months, the gasoline in the fuel tank is bad and that alone will cause a no start condition. Gas has a relatively limited shelf life. In a scenario where the gas has...
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Calibration?
The intake system should be checked for leaks. A vacuum leak from items like a broken air intake boot, broken/disconnected vacuum lines, or a leaking intake manifold gasket can lean out the air/fuel mixture or disturb intake airflow enough to...
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Headlamp control indicator on. Exterior bulbs out. Estimated cost?
Hi there. It's quite possible that you have an electrical relay issue that is causing power to remain open to the damaged headlight lamps. This should be repaired at the same time you complete the bulb replacement. However, there are...
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Can i put an automatic engine on a manual bmw?
If you want to use an OBD-II controlled engine (2001 versus 1993), you will have to completely replace the entire electrical system on your 1993 324i (i.e., use only the 2001 model year electrical system and computers). The engine computers...
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The eml light turned on and then the car decelerated. Just wanted to know what it means and if I require a mechanic
EML refers to the electronic throttle control system. It's a system integrated into the engine and body controllers to select the proper the throttle position for whatever the driver is demanding. There are several sensors and actuators in play and...
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Hi Robert, i have a BMW 325i 2004, what could it be? do i need the motor replaced or the regulator
If the window is "moving", but just off the track, the issue is probably binding in the in door mechanism, track, and/or regulator. That could be alignment or lubrication related or there could be rust, dirt and corrosion in the...

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