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My car wont start
Hi there: Usually a hard to start issue is rather simple to diagnose when you begin by downloading all stored trouble codes in the ECU. If you can't connect to the ECU; there is your problem. If they are able...
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My car is sometimes hard to start
With a car this old the first thing I would look at is the service history. By 180 thousand miles, the car should have had a couple of major services and if one is long overdue, that could easily be...
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Coolant leaking even after replacing everything
Try checking the thermostat housing as well as the water pump shaft area. These are two additional places that have seals (water pump shaft) and gaskets (thermostat housing) that are prone to leak, especially under pressure. You may want to...
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Got told I needed I new head gasket but my car doesn't over heat or smokes obut needs o2 sensors... Any suggestion?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the symptoms the vehicle is having, it is difficult to say what the issue may be. If you are receiving a code from the computer related to the oxygen sensors, then the...
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Two mechanics have not been able to repair misfire.
Hi there. Check the intake for a possible vacuum leak around the cylinder 4. If there is no vacuum leak around the cylinder number 4, then there could be a burned valve. Check the compression on all of the cylinders...
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working on a 1991 bmw 525i. belt shredded and got everything replaced and back togther. I did notice the water pump will not spin
BMW has been using plastic water pump impellers for a very long time. It has lead to a whole new range of water pump issues. Sometimes the impeller disintegrates into a pile of plastic shreds, locking the pump up. Other...
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no key
Hello. The only way to start any vehicle is with a key that matches the ignition cylinder installed in the steering column or dash; which sends an electrical signal to the ignition relay and starter. You should have a professional...
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MAP sensor location
The MAP sensor location is behind the rear center of motor. Here is a picture of location. (http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotivepictures/261618Noname_2699.jpg)
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car stalls
In order to keep running efficiently, the engine requires a constant flow of gasoline and good spark to keep that fuel igniting. If gasoline is not readily available, or if there is not enough spark, the engine will quit. More...
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If I can put on a dolly for long mileage
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's owners manual should have a good amount of information on how to handle towing for the vehicle. Typically automatic transmissions do not want to be towed via dolly for more that 30...
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Dash lights are on and have issues with the battery and the transmission.
Hi there. First check the computer for any codes that could be stored as the check engine light is on. This will give you a starting place where the problem could be coming from. If the drivetrain control module is...
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Vanos gear malfunction
Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with a faulty Vanos solenoid or actuator. If the Vanos mechanism is not returning back to it's proper position it may be possible that it is receiving the signal to due do,...
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My bmw wanders when driving.
The mileage on your vehicle is relatively low. Ordinarily, control arms would not fail so early unless there is a defect, damage, or abuse. Still, this possibility, nor any of the other possibilities can be dismissed and so you should...
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My clutch pedal goes to the floor and doesn't return
Check clutch pedal assembly bracket for breakage or mis-position. It's also possible that the pressure plate is to blame. However, before diagnosing that you do have to confirm the hydraulics work. Even though the master and slave are "new", these...
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the dealer said I have hydraulic problems. What would it cost to get it repaired, total cost.
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to repair the hydraulic systems of either the power steering or transmission.
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1995 BMW 325I is sputtering.
The E 30 can be a great driving car, but at 20 years old, It can have just about anything wrong. The self-diagnostics on the car are not very sophisticated, so you will have to do a systematic diagnosis. Making...
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For what reason is my car grinding and forcing itself to turn off at low RPM's?
Hi there. The battery could be low on a charge. Check the voltage of the battery and if it's lower than 12.4 volts it will need to charged or replaced. for the grinding noise that you are hearing, either the...
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My car shakes violently
Hello, It sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. This may be a sign of a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the...
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The undercarriage plastic that keeps the bottom of the car protected has lowered(the front end dragging)
Hello. If you had jammed the broom under the vehicle then it more than likely warped the plate. When this occurs in some cases the cover can be removed and then straightened and reinstalled. Most of the time though once...

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