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How long is battery warranty and can I get an upgraded battery?
Your car's battery warranty is subject to the manufacturer of the specific battery in your car and relative to the time period in which you have had it. Many battery suppliers have various warranty periods. I would recommend taking the...
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Stalling immediately after starting
Hey there: You might want to disconnect the transmission linkage and manually shift into neutral to move your car the 3 feet you need. Starting a modern engine without having all components properly installed can cause serious damage to multiple...
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Loud roaring sound from right lower side when in drivers seat 2001 BMW 540i
Hi there - I suspect something driven by the serpentine belt has seized, putting a shock load on the belt, and snapping it. Could have been the AC compressor or compressor clutch (lower right front of the engine), power steering...
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What do I need to do for my thermostat
Hello. If the coolant overflow reservoir is getting hot, it's likely that you have either too much coolant inside the cooling system (not mixed with distilled water correctly). As coolant gets hot it expands quite a bit; and will overflow...
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I have a 2002 Bmw 745 li after cranking it for a while it will go into limp mode but if I shut it off
Hello: Sorry, but we're not quite sure as to what you're asking or how we can help. If you could clarify what issues you're having with your 2002 BMW 745i, I'm sure we'll be able to assist. Thanks!
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Coolant leak causes smoke, periodic abnormal engine temp, and no heat inside.
Hi there. Look all over the cooling system for any coolant leaks. When the engine smokes in the mornings, look to see where the smoke is coming from. If a core plug (freeze plug) is leaking, then the coolant will...
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Transmission failsafe program
When you get the transmission fail safe warning, it means the transmission controller has detected a fault in the transmission or in the various sensors that it reads. The controller can adapt to a certain amount of wear and tear...
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I have a 2002 bmw 745i and im experiencing What vibration on the rear passenger
Common causes of the vibration you are describing include wheel bearing faults, wheel/tire assembly imbalance, and defective tires. Other, less common possibilities include suspension faults (strut/shock failure) and even exhaust system faults. Certain tire defects, particularly internal belt damage or...
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Air conditioning system stopped cooling and blows hot air even while adding refrigerant.
Hi there. Check the air conditioning system for any signs of leaks. Check all of the hoses and see if any of them have a hole rubbed in them. Check the compressor for any signs of leaks around the clutch...
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How do you fix p0365 on a 04 bmw 545i?i just put a new sensor from the dealer and my car is still acting up.?
P0365 refers to an open circuit on the camshaft position sensor on bank 1. It means the circuit for the sensor is incomplete. that could be a bad sensor, or it could be a bad connector,wire, ground or ECU.Since you've...
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Door won't open from inside or outside(Driver side)
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Unfortunately at this point you were going to have to attempt to take the door panel off with the door closed. The alternative is to try and remove the handle on the outside, which...
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Car shakes when driving over 40mph.
Hi There, Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components or ball joints. When any of these things are...
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Stuck and confused need help 2002 BMW X5 4.4l
Hello - the P0011 problem code is most likely caused by worn timing chain guides, stretched timing chain or a weak timing chain tensioner. Wear on these components, common on BMW V8s with your mileage, cause changes to engine timing...
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electrical
Hello, thank you for writing in. Although it may seem as if the electrical problems are otherworldly, these issues can be sought out with enough time and concentration. The first thing to do is consider that these components are receiving...
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what does trans.failsafe prog mean
It means that the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) has detected a problem in the transmission itself or in one of the devices or sensors that controls it. The ECU then substitutes whatever information its not getting with a fixed value...
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I have white/bluish smoke coming out of the exhaust occasionally. I have no power loss and it happens infrequently.
I suggest you study the smoke and try to recognize a pattern. It might mean that you have to spend a lot of time looking in the mirror, so try not to be unsafe. If you are having a problem...
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I have a 2001 bmw x5 4.4i. When driving over 30 mph and turning right I hear a humming sound and when braking and turning right the vehicle shakes.
Hi there. Check the wheel lug nuts and make sure that they are tight. When turning and you hear a loud humming noise, this is usually the lug nuts loose and the wheel rubbing the brakes or the wheel bearings...
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Bmw 745i Transmission Failsafe
Transmission Failsafe means that the transmission controller has detected a problem with the transmission or any of it's sensors that is preventing it from working properly. In your case it seems to see a problem when you attempt to get...
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My key is stuck in my ignition
Hi. The ignition switch or actual ignition itself has locked up causing the key to be stuck and the car not to start. There are wafers inside of the ignition that lock up causing the ignition not to be able...
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Transmission failsafe program comes on dash 2001 BMW X5
Hi there - the first task is to have the transmission fluid level checked. This will require technical assistance and a lift, since there is no dipstick on this model, and the fluid level "port" is underneath. Correct fluid temperature...

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