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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 BMW Z4
BMW’s BMW’s entry in the hardtop roadster segment, the Z4 delivers the ideal combination of performance, looks, and standard comfort features. This two seater is not only classically stylish and heavy on extras that aren’t, well, extra, it’s also the...

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ticking noise while accelerating

Hello. There are a few possibilities that could be causing the noise you are hearing. Some of the possible causes include: pieces of the catalytic converter could be rattling in the exhaust, broken baffles in the muffler, a loose flap...

What is the average cost to replace the top on a 2003 BMW Z4 with an after market top?

Hi Amy. Thanks for writing in today. I am actually in the market for one myself for my 2009 128i and have been pricing them around. Most of the aftermarket BMW tops actually don't fit very well and typically require...

Rough idle/Check Engine light/Cylinder # 2 misfre

Hello, thank you for writing in. The spark plugs may absolutely be the cause of your misfire (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/engine-is-misfiring-inspection). Even if only one cylinder is registering a misfire at this time, you should replace all of them at the same time....

Automatic transmission warning light.

Hi there. Since the warning light is coming on, I would usually scan the computer for codes (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-read-and-understand-check-engine-light-codes-by-jason-unrau) to see what is going on. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in one of the transmission sensors...

passenger side windows doesn't roll up automatically but will roll down. Bmw says this is not a feature on this car. Is this true

Thanks for writing in about the passenger side window issue on your 2003 BMW Z4. Most high-end vehicles, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes Benz featured driver side automatic windows, where as you described in your question, you could press down or press...

can't connect OBD port

Hello. Usually when the OBD scanner does not connect to a car’s computer it means that the fuse for the OBD connector is blown. This fuse can stand alone as its own fuse or it can have other power supplies...

Car not starting in temperatures over 80 degrees

Hi there. This can be a common issue that vehicles encounter when the temperature outside is warm or if there is a sticky starter solenoid. The solenoid will stick even if sufficient current is applied to its switch. I'd suggest...

Emergency brake rusted to wheels

Hi. I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but the parking brake cable may be seized. Rust on the face of a brake rotor or brake drum is normal and not a cause for concern. It looks like your parking...

One strut mount we up with a dust cap on, one without. How big of a deal is it?

Hi Dan. Thanks for the question today. In regards to geometry, handling and "whether it's fine", a dust cap should not have that great of an impact. I'm curious as to why the mechanic did this - as to me,...

2008 BMW Z4 alarm won't beep when locking but lights flash and red light blinks under rearview mirror

Hello. If the horn is working normally then you have a programming issue. In most cases the control module for the alarm will need to be reprogrammed by the dealer in order to make it operational again. If the horn...

Volume of oil for new AC compressor and dryer?

The new compressor may have a sticker on it or there may be information within box of the compressor indicating the correct oil type and amount to use. The drier should have one once it's put in. Most new compressors...

ABS + Brake + Traction Control Yellow Warning light

It depends on the nature of the faults. If there is a internal processing error or solenoid valve block assembly fault. Then it is likely the module will need to replaced and then programmed. A used module could be used...

seatbelt won't release

Hello. I am not aware of any way that you could unlatch the seat belt without damaging it. You may be able to forcibly unlatch the seat belt and have it work properly afterwards, but this is no guarantee. The...

idling rough warning lights

Hello. I think the car is running rough because the Check Engine Light is on. It is possible that the alternator is not working properly (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-test-your-alternator_2) causing low voltage, which would make the car difficult to run properly. I would...

Emergency brake stuck or rotors rusted

Hello. You are correct that the brakes might be rusted, not allowing the wheels to turn. It is also possible that if you used the parking brake, one of the parking brake cables might be too rusty, causing the cable...

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