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1998 bmw 740iL replaced ignition switch and battery now no crank no start
It sounds like you may have an improper connection somewhere either between the battery and the starter or potentially an ignition switch or relay that may not be getting the proper connection. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic...
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Rough idling
Rough idle can be due to a bad tank of gasoline, dirty fuel injectors, incorrect idle speed, exhaust restrictions, vacuum leaks, incorrectly installed or damaged spark plugs, a defective or clogged fuel pump or fuel filter, failing electrical components such...
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i have a 2002 bmw 745li and im getting a message that says trans range N only when engine is on i just had trans service done
It is very possible that transmission damage could have occurred when the transmission overheated. This can only be determined usually by removing the transmission and checking all parts thoroughly. In this situation I would recommend having a transmission inspected by...
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I have water in my engine oil, is the engine okay?
There's no good spin I can put on this. It's very likely that you've done some damage to your engine. The oil circulation is pretty high, so it's almost certain that the water was stirred up into the oil and...
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Engine misfire
by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark...
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Loud metallic rattle from engine area drivers side 04 745i. Seems like broken cat conv. Or bad belt tensioner any ideas?
It sounds like the belt tensioner may be cracked or broken creating a lack of proper tension on the belt. This can cause a bit of rattling depending on how tight the other components are as well as how the...
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I have a 03 BMW 745i I was running fine untell I park it over night an when I wake up to start the car it crank put don't start
Hi Tevin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If you can engage the starter (meaning it cranks over) but will not start, then it's either a fuel or ignition system failure. Some of the common components that can cause this include...
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2005 BMW X5 shut off, replaced battery went to turn on, lights, radio work but when try to start car alarm goes off
It sounds like you may need to have the battery programmed to your vehicle which is common on the BMW model vehicles. I would suggest scheduling an appointment to have one of our service technicians to come to your location...
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TIMING CHAIN BREAKS IN A 740IL WILL IT BEAN A VAILS
Hi Curtiss. Thanks for submitting your question. I'm not quite certain what to advise, but generally speaking, when a timing chain breaks, it typically causes significant internal engine damage. Although these issues can be fixed, it is typically more cost-effective...
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745 2003 starts but won't switch gears
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that could cause your BMW to have shifting issues, ranging from small things like a transmission fluid obstruction to torque converter issues or inner transmission seal damage. The best...
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I was driving and my raidiator busted and my car shut down and It won’t start
Lending cars, Whew! it never turns out well. Its hard to imagine all those things going at once. The only scenario I can come up with is that the serpentine belt may have failed, possibly damaging the radiator, but also...
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Car idling rough after replacing alternator
After replacing the alternator, your vehicle's ECM will need to go through a "relearning" process whereby it will take a day or two for it to relearn the computer's parameters and adjust. If by replacing the alternator, the battery was...
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I have a 2005 545i on my dashboard it had a key with a line through it at warned me if you turn off the car it may not start it
The "key" warning symbol means that a fault has been detected in the anti-theft system; the ignition switch itself is not typically the "cause". Faults in the CAS unit (Control Module Car Access unit) can potentially develop but there is...
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P0505 code Idle Air Control for bmw 540i
The TPS can have between 5 and 10 different codes and all will be caused by different failures of the TPS, Throttle body, wiring or computer issues and you will need to supply the code you get to help you...
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How do i turn on the heated seats in a 2005 bmw 545i ?
Hi Travis. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. You can find the instructions for turning on your heated seats by reviewing the owner manual. You can also click this link to access the manual online.
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Car battery
I would recommend checking in your vehicle's owner's manual. The owner's manual will give you information related to which type of batteries will work for your vehicle and which types will not. You could also try calling your local dealership...
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Yesterday while back from a long drive i pulled into a mcdonalds. While turning the corner after ordering my truck seemed stuck an
Check the brakes for failure to retract, the wheel bearing and the axle. If there is no fault in any of those components, obviously the issues lies in the differential and/or transmission. If you want the origin precisely pinpointed, the...
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Smoking from under the hood
The smoke could be from leaking oil that is dripping on a hot engine part, such as the exhaust manifold, and then vaporizing. An antifreeze leak is also a possibility. To resolve this, on a mobile basis, right at your...
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Water leaking from pillar sunroof drain into passenger footwell
Yes, diagnosing the leak and implementing the required repairs is no problem and is a fully covered service. To request that service, you can schedule via YourMechanic's leak diagnostic service page. If the drain tube is readily accessible, I can't...
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Car won't start
Hi Denise. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically, when you turn the key and get the clicking sound, it's due to one of three possible issues. Either the battery does not have enough cranking amps or cables are loose, an...

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