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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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how much would it cost to replace a aluminal nut that head broke off that sit behind oil filter to stop oil leak, & replace starte
Considering that a bolt head has broken off, additional labor may be required than what would normally be necessary to remove the oil filter housing. This can often times involve using a drill to extract the old bolt. If there...
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4x4, ABS and Handbrake Lights on after changing transfer case actuator
Hi there. This could be an electrical issue. However, finding the issue is the concern. What codes are stored in the computers? Retrieving the codes should be the first step to aid us with which/what direction to proceed with a...
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im planning to buy a certified pre owned BMW x3 si 2009, i would like to know what is the cost for maintenance, like routines thin
Hi there. We have create a great online tool that details all of the scheduled maintenance and repairs for most vehicles sold in the United States. You can look up your particular vehicle's details by clicking this link. From there,...
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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...
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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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Engine management light comes on and goes of again when the engine is warm car can also go into limp mode when cold, when warn ok
Hi there. Those codes are what is needed to begin properly diagnosing what is occurring. When there is a fault, the computer sets a code, but it does not know why the fault occurred or what is causing the fault....
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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....
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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