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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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Can I add oil that is not the right brand but is still 5W-30 synthetic instead of Mobil 1 0W-40 or Valvoline 5W-30?
Hi there. Sure, you should be more than fine to add a different brand oil to top off your levels; especially if you're having the oil and filter replaced tomorrow.
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Hi BMW Expert, I have a 2001 BMW X5 3.0l 175K miles, runs strong and drives well. There seems to be an electrical issue, maybe K-
Hi there. On many BMW's there is an accessory relay whose job is to relay power from the alternator to accessory items as you've described. However, there are also independent relays and fuses that power these components also that could...
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Hard starting, 3-5 secs, when warm; CCV system, plugs, coils, air temp sensor changed. Runs OK
At 200,000 miles, it really could be just about anything. You've made a few good calls, but I would probably have done the smoke test first. Air leaks in the intake system are probably the most common cause of problems...
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Q: Evap system
Hi There, It sounds like this may be related to your evaporative emissions system malfunctioning rather than an ignition coil failing. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the...
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Cam shaft retard error?
There are some published BMW Technical Service Bulletins that do implicate variable valve timing system malfunctions in your model year. Although VANOS failures can be accompanied by noise, squealing is not the most oft reported noise. A "marbles in tin...
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Hi Richard, I would like to check with you how much the labor would cost for changing 05 BMW X5 engine? Thanks.
The remove and replace labor time depends on the sub-model. The range is roughly 20 to 30 hours. As far as the parts cost, that depends on whether you want a brand new engine, a rebuilt engine, a used engine,...
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2011 BMW X5 needs a Valve Cover Replacement not just gasket...what will it cost?
Hi there. I have forwarded your inquiry to our service and sales department, so they can send you an estimate to replace the valve cover and the gasket on your BMW. However, before having this completed, you might want to...
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I need a mechanic that can service my 2011 x5 anywhere in new
Hi there. We have multiple mobile mechanics that are qualified to complete more than 500 auto services at your location in New Jersey. Simply click this link to review our list of services and enter your information when you book...
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Body shop replaced the radiator hose but not the clearly bent clamps. Is this standard or subpar?
Hello. Yes, if there were bent clamps then that should have been repaired also. If they did not and that caused damage to the engine then they will be responsible for it. I would get the insurance company involved over...
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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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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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Car jerk when at 1 RPM while stopping
If the engine RPM doesn't change during this jerk, or "transition", it is more likely that the cause is rough or abrupt downshifting. Engine RPM can be logged using a scan tool and your car may be new enough that...
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Used x5 2010 x5 35d common problems ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Our technicians are mobile, and they come to you. This is one way that we save overheads costs and pass that savings into you! Secondly, always get a pre-purchase inspection done by a qualified...
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I was an ender bender and my 2004 BMW X5 E5 shut off and wont start. I saw some oi leaking in the floor
If you were in an accident and have leaking oil and will not start then you may have damaged radiator or engine and will need to have that checked first and then have computer scanned and airbag system checked to...
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I live in Wis. It was 7degrees. Drove on highway and my X5 was unstable like I had no traction at high speed. Tires good.
Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Can you unlock the wheels of a BMW x5 awd vehicle
Yes, but the particular service you require will depend on whether you are referring to wheel locks (security locks) or locking due to a mechanical malfunction. Both cases can be dealt with. Please request service explaining whether it is wheel...
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2006 BMW X5 White Smoke From Exhaust
My guess is the valve stem seals are bad. This is a very common problem with BMW vehicles the same era as yours. As the seals age and harden, they allow oil to seep past the valves and into the...
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Radio in BMW X5 is nonfunctional and LCD opens to Menu with on-board computer being the first selection,. Just want the radio on.
This is an electrical fault that is pinpointed using the BMW Service Manual. I checked the Technical Service Bulletins for your model and year and there is nothing that refers to this issue in particular (i.e., radio failure is not...

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