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Car is running sluggish
Hi Steve, It sounds like you may have a vent valve solenoid problem that may be causing the fuel tank not to vent properly or potentially a leak in the evap system. The most common problem with the vent valve...
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...
Hi Honorio I have a quick question I have a bmx x3 2007 and suddenly the arrow of radiator went all the way to the red and I check
Hi there. An overheating issue like you've described is caused by an obstruction inside the cooling system (dirty radiator as you indicated). This can be due to engine sludge being stuck in the heater core or other cooling tubes (typically...
Your vehicle has a maintenance minder system that alerts you (at the dash information display) at 30,000 mile intervals that it is time to perform a vehicle inspection per a checklist that is referred to by BMW as Inspection One....
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...
Why is my service light coming on? It has not been driven for over a 1 year, could that be the problem.?
This would depend on which type of service light you are referring to. It could be the oil change light, service engine light, replace brake pads light, etc. There are no vehicles that I know of that have an 'annual...
I want to talk to someone so I can satisfy buy the answer I don't want to somebody come to my house
Hi there. I have forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department to see if we can work out a solution that will fit your request. To receive an estimate for this service, please click this link to the...
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...
Car cranks normally but do not move
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both....
Engine flush
Hi there. I am not sure that I've seen an engine flush service before. However, this could be a coolant system flush, which flows coolant through the engine, heater core and radiator to keep your car running cool. This is...
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...
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...
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...
Code P0036
Hi There, This is related to the heating mechanism in the oxygen sensor after the catalytic converter. This can be caused by a bad wire that may be corroded or potentially a faulty ground. This should not impact the running...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
ignition coil melt
Hi Vladimir. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several things that could cause this issue, but in most cases, it's a simple wiring error, such as a poor ground or electrical short that causes it. If you used old...
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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