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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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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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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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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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Transmission fail safe program message came on the dashboard.
Hi there. The fail safe light is on for something went wrong with your transmission. The light comes on to warn the driver that there has been an issue with a system and causing the circuits to malfunction or shut...
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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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Camshaft position sensor keep failing after i replace it. after 2 miles the check engine comes back on for that sensor 2003 BMW 745Li
Hello - you don't mention the specific problem codes you are getting, but the problem you are having may not be the cam sensor itself. Rather, the problem could be the "v-shaped" timing chain guide between the cylinder banks. This...
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My 745li won't stay in gear.
Hi there. The computer (ECM) is locking out the transmission from engaging a drive mode. When this happens, something inside the transmission has failed, like a solenoid or the pump pressure is low. Check the transmission fluid and make sure...
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Squeaky noise on the right rear wheel?
Hi there. The noise could be coming from the wheel bearings on the right rear. Raise up the vehicle and check the right wheel bearings by spinning the wheel slowly and feel the tire for any grinding feeling. I recommend...
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My car has recently been leaking power steering fluid. Once it's refilled the power steering fluid will last about 3 to 4 days.
This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The [power steering]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/power-steering-fluid-is-leaking-inspection) system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much as 300...
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Aisin transmission
The transmission is reliable and, indeed, I see no transmission related complaints in the NHTSA database for the 2007 Volvo S80. The car overall has a total of only 10 complaints in the NHTSA database which is the smallest number...
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4x4 inactive and abs light
As a vehicle ages, sensors and monitoring systems can develop "glitches"; either due to excessive dirt and debris or the connections becoming loose. This can sometimes trigger system warnings as you've described above. Since the dealership was unable to determine...
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2001 X5 skips when braking
I believe the issue you are experiencing could be due to one of two issues. The issue would depend on your meaning of skipping. The first issue that could be causing this symptom would be a faulty control arm bushing....
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Entire bank1 misfires, and lower compression. 1997 BMW 540
Hi there - yes, it is possible to have cam timing for one cylinder bank off after a timing chain component repair. Way too easy actually with this engine! If you did not loosen the cam sprocket to cam bolts...
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How can you tell if you need a canister replacement or a whole new emissions control system?
The emission control system faults can produce many different codes and the code is used to do different pinpoint tests on the system to find the cause for the code and check engine light coming on. There may be a...
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Old AND Brand new BMW keys will not link work to unlock, etc. What would be my next option?
Hello Chris, thanks for writing in. The BMW key learning procedure for a new key needs an existing master key that communicates effectively with the ignition. If the key that came with the car is not properly programmed, then the...

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