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Could tell me where telescopic steering fuse is located on 2002 BMW X5 E53. My telescopic steering is not working at all. Thank yo
On the BMW X5, the telescopic steering and the driver's side memory seat have the same controls. The fuse box is located behind the glove box. Check fuse numbers 26 and 32 which control both of these. If either of...
Engine cranking but no spark (no trigger signal )
Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The trigger for your ignition system lies within the computer system. Your computer is not allowing the ignition to trigger the power. The coil should have power to it and a ground wire. The...
Hard to shift transmission
Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2006 Land Rover Range Rover to have hard shifting. The most common would be low transmission fluid, faulty shift solenoid, valve body failure, a wiring harness fault, or a transmission control module...
Car will not start, ABS, trans failsafe lights present - 2000 BMW 750iL
It sounds like some electrical components were damaged by this jump start. Disconnect the battery for 15-20 minutes, reconnect a known good battery, restart the vehicle and see if the ABS light is still on, or the transmission is still...
Catalytic converter replacement
Hello. It's quite possible that there is no one at fault here. It may just be unfortunate timing. I'm assuming that you have had the codes read and that is why you have decided you need to replace the catalytic...
Xenon lights only dim when switched on
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 645Ci. From what you've described, the bulbs will need to be replaced most likely. They will become very dim when they are going out and will shut off completely at any moment at...
Battery replaced, engine malfunction warning
Hello there. With any Check Engine Light, the first step is to have the code read to determine what system is involved with the fault. It is possible that this fault was caused by the vehicle losing power when the...
Power module malfunction warning, engine unresponsive
Hello there. This is not an uncommon fault with a BMW 745Li. With any complex electrical system, the first thing to do is the perform a load test on the battery, as proper voltage is important for how the entire...
How do I know if the sbsr is bad?
In order to determine if your SBSR is faulty, a factory scan tool is needed. There are a couple of technical service bulletins about low fuel, the fuel transfer pumps and reprogramming the SBSR module. Check with your local BMW...
Brake lights cannot turn off on 2009 BMW 750i
Hello. There is likely a short in the brake light circuit or in the fuse block causing the lights to stay on. I recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your car's location to to look at your brake...
want to replace engine
Unfortunately, YourMechanic does not offer engine replacement at the moment. I recommend calling your local shops to compare prices. You may need to find a dealer to work with since most local shops will not work on Land Rovers in...
Battery new Not charging. Suspect alt
You need to have the alternator checked and then the battery. Sometimes the alternator charges fine but the cable between the alternator and battery is bad. If so, it will not charge the battery. The cable from the alternator and...
car crank not start, 2004 BMW 745i
The code you listed, P1727 indicates that the engine speed sensor is not providing a signal to the computer. Without knowing the position of the crankshaft, the ECM does not know when to inject fuel or when to ignite a...
I'm wondering what would cause my car not to stay when it is warm , I'm changing all pre and post cat sensors today. No power also
Hello there, a variety of faults can cause your 1996 BMW 740iL to not start when cold and run rough. Without knowing the exact code I can only give general advice. A lean condition can be caused by many faults...
Misfire on cylinder 8
Misfires are caused by lack of fuel or the ignition system isn't providing the needed spark. At least these are the most common single cylinder failures. It is possible, all be it remotely, that you have a compression problem, but...
Car won't shift into second and has transmission fluid leaking. Transmission is a 200R4.
Hello, this sounds like a problem with the governor, perhaps the governor spring to be specific. If the spring breaks, it will not allow the 1-2 shift. The fluid leak is likely not a big deal on its own -...
Lots of squealing from engine. I have been told idle pulley bad. Mechanic out of town. Should I drive car? Land Rover LR3
It would be recommended not to drive the vehicle until it is looked at by a certified mechanic. If the [idler pulley])( were to fail, the drive belt would be unable to spin the water pump and cause an overheating...
Will the mass airflow sensor stop my car from reaching proper acceleration?
Hi, thanks for writing in. A faulty mass airflow sensor can certainly effect power, performance, and economy. If the engine computer does not read the mass airflow or any other sensor, it relies on basic settings to run. It does...
Transmission cooler leak was trying to get it home it cut off an now it won't start it acts like it needs a jump what do I need to
Your problem scenario sounds like at least 2 problems that appear to be interacting to look like one big mess. First off, there is the transmission cooler leak, which will drive up transmission fluid temperature (what's left) to the point...
Buying a car
As you may know with any car, a large factor in it's dependability is how well it has been taken care of or maintained in the past. Things like regular services (i.e. oil changes, brake services, tune ups, tire rotations,...

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