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I changed my battery but every morning my car is dead and I need a jump?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty alternator or voltage regulator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine...
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When changing the car battery, do you "register" the battery to the car computer?
Hi there. Changing the battery has nothing to do with programming a battery. If the car was flat dead with a battery that lost all of the power because the dome light was on, then when jumped the vehicle will...
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Airbags were deployed. All airbags and damage have been replaced. How do I reset the computer? 2017 BMW X3
Hello - this problem requires a full-function, BMW specific problem scanner and reset tool. This is usually only available at a BMW dealer. I would expect to be charged for an inspection fee as well as the code reset function....
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Transmission 2004 BMW X3
Hi there - this transmission (5L40E) has problems with valve body wear in higher mileage vehicles that can manifest itself in some of the behaviors you describe. This is due to hydraulic pressure not being high enough for complete, rapid...
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Vanos gear malfunction
Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with a faulty Vanos solenoid or actuator. If the Vanos mechanism is not returning back to it's proper position it may be possible that it is receiving the signal to due do,...
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Concern wether my 2 front axles really needs replacement?
Generally, the leaking from the axle shaft area is caused when the boots crack and the fluid is leaked out. The tricky part about identifying this is knowing when the boots actually cracked, when they began leaking and to what...
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There is a vibration when I accelerate and de-accelerate in my 2007 BMW X3
Hello. It sounds like you may have a failure in the drive shaft or possibly an engine misfire. If the engine is running rough then it needs to be checked fro any misfires or engine codes. If the engine is...
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Q: Wheel bearing replacement
The front wheel bearings would need to be replaced with the front hub assembly unless you have the very specialized puller and press tools to remove and install the bearings. It is recommended to replace hub and bearing as an...
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Location of oil pressure switch
The pressure switch is on the engine block, in the area of the crankshaft pulley. To replace it, disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Disconnect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector. Position a drain pan...
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My coolant leaks out as soon as I fill it.
There could be a coolant leak on a coolant hose, the radiator, the reservoir, the heater core, or one or more freeze plugs on your engine. It is best to on a pressure tester on your cooling system and check...
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Bad fuel pump? 2004 BMW X3
Hi - short answer is "No: a fuel pump problem will not cause a camshaft position sensor problem". But, we all know Murphy's 2nd or 3rd law says that 2 things can fail close enough together to make us believe...
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I have a BMW 2011 X3 it says engine hot and the hood won't open is ther a reason why the engine will not open and can it be the th
Hi Brandon. BMW's don't have a hood release problem that is activated by extreme engine heat, so it's likely that you have a mechanical problem in this instance. The engine light will illuminate when excessive heat is created in the...
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Are 2004 bmw X3's expensive to repair or is that just false? 2004 BMW X3
Hi there - BMWs are expensive to maintain. The X3 is a very sophisticated, high-performance sport-utility vehicles with a large number of electronic creature comforts. These systems inevitably breakdown, and are expensive to repair because of their complexity. The 2004...
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My car was melting the igniction coil i found that it was the DME, fixed. now it is giving me code p0340/p1318 and wont start.
P1318 relates to spark plug voltage detection. This function might be integrated into the DME on a BMW. If not, there will be a module (VDM) and the code will typically refer to an open or shorted wiring harness. Diagnostic...
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When replacing the Longitudinal Torque Module with a new, OEM part do I need to have it programmed or re-calibrated after?
The new torque module are programmed and they have software already installed. This is like a computer that is ready for use that has software on it, but when it is turned on it prompts you to set up the...
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I currently have a 2008 BMW X3 3.0 si. It has the BMW business stereo in it. This morning I went to go leave for work and the stereo stopped working.
First check the fuse to the stereo and see if its burned. If the fuse is burned, replace the fuse and check the wiring on the radio and see if there is anything loose. If the fuse is good, then...
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2013 BMW X3 2.0 all wheel drive, parking brake button is not doing anything 2013 BMW X3 3.0
Hi there - I don't wish to insult, but are you pressing the button, or pulling it up from the forward lip of the button? Pushing the button releases the emergency/parking brake. Pulling up on the front lip of the...
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the cost to replace a transmission on a 2008 bmw x3
If you are interested in a transmission overhaul, or installation of a new (dealer supplied) or professionally rebuilt transmission, YourMechanic professionals in certain locales can assist with that. Please simply inquire based on your locale. As far as the cost,...
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I accidentally put Coolant in my Power Steering compartment in a 2005 BMW X3 3.0i
If you have been driving the car with coolant in the power steering system, you may be headed for trouble. Aside from distributing hydraulic power, the fluid lubricates the power steering pump and the steering rack. Driving with coolant in...
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I replaced the ignition coils and one just melt and now it is showing a bunch of codes p0335/p1318/p0700/p0440.
The coil melting is the first issue to address. A possible cause of that is the 12 volt primary side supply wire to that coil is shorted to ground due to a pinched wire or other wiring fault. You can...

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