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The car over heats and i have already changed the thermostat what could it ,e
Hi there: In general, multiple cooling system components might be the source of your overheating situation for your BMW. It could be a problem with your cooling fan, air bubbles trapped in the radiator or cooling hoses, an issue with...
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It keeps over heating but i have already changed the thermostat
Hi there: Overheating issues are typically caused by water pump issues, restrictions in the coolant lines (either debris, sludge or air bubbles) or leaks in coolant or the radiator fan that is not working correctly. To know for sure, you...
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Soft clutch, topped off clutch fluid reservoir and clutch pedal became firm/springing back on its own.
It is most common for the clutch hydraulic leak to be from a leaking clutch slave cylinder. You should have the clutch hydraulic system inspected by YourMechanic to see why the fluid is getting low. The fluid gets low anytime...
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BMW stalled while driving, won't start 1999 BMW 528i
Hello - your symptoms suggest a blown head gasket, or overheating episode - somewhat common to BMW 6-cylinder engines with 100K+ miles on the clock. IF this is the cause, it is repairable, without replacing the engine. Other damage may...
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Transmission problem - 1974 Mercedes Benz 280
Hey there. Since you only seem to have the problem on a hill, then you may be very low on transmission fluid. When the car is put in reverse, it pumps fluid into a large servo to engage the reverse...
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The air conditioner and heater control panel has no power, no lights, nothing
Since you seem to get some temporary action by messing with the fuses, the problem may lie in the power distribution box. Underneath the fuse panel is a network of connections, some of which may overheat in an older car....
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Loud chirping from valvetrain
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several causes for low compression. It was a great idea to test all cylinders. With only having low compression in one cylinder, the issue is likely an exhaust valve. The vehicle should...
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Humming sound
It could be a failing wheel bearing, while traveling at say 40 MPH momentarily swerve to the left to unload the left (vehicle weight is moved onto right wheels, of course), and swerve back to the right to load the...
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The overheating coolant light keeps coming up and fluid leaks now out of the radiator
Hello - your overheating problem could have several sources: failed water pump (BMW OEM pumps have plastic impellers which fail when they get old), clogged radiator, thermostat not opening properly, or leaks from hoses, the radiator itself can leak between...
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Power steering
It sounds like your power steering pump may be failing. The squealing you hear might be the belt slipping. The shiny flakes are not a good sign, they mean something in the system is starting to come apart. You may...
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Transmission issues
Hi There, This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various...
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Loss of power, takes longer to start.
Hi there: Anytime coolant freezes inside an engine, it's typically due to the fact that it's percentage of water was too high. When this occurs, it can cause seals, gaskets and even metallic components to crack or break inside the...
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My passenger seat is not able to move forward
Hi there. Typically when this seat stops moving it is because the seat motor has failed. It can also be a problem with the switch itself, but most of the time the issue is with the motor itself. I usually...
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Reversing problem 1974 Mercedes 280
Hi there - most likely, the reverse clutch, or it's actuator piston, is worn, and the reverse clutch is slipping. It's also possible that the primary pump output for the transmission is worn and pressure is low - although this...
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Car left two days didn't start third day, lights go on, no start up. AAA battery charger started car.
Hello. It sounds like you have a battery issue. If the jump starting got the vehicle going then that means that the battery alone could not produce enough power to start the vehicle. If the battery is low enough it...
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Clicking sound when turning over.
This may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Stalling issue and wont start for 30 mins.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated...
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How long can I drive on it before getting it fixed?
Hi there: Unfortunately, without physically inspecting your BMW it's impossible for us to tell you how long you can drive without replacing your tie rod ends. When any front end suspension parts are damaged, it's vital to have them replaced...
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Car doesn't accelerate
Your car may not be starting off in 1st gear. Sometimes a problem in the automatic transmission control will have the car trying to pull away from a stop in high gear which will be more like a crawl. But...
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P0170 and P0173, I have changed the MAF and Both sensors. Now my car does not start.
P0170 and 173 indicate that your fuel mixture is off. The ECU tries to compensate, but the error is so large that it cant make the correction. It can be caused by a Mass Air Flow sensor, but there could...

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