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Q: Engine misfiring - 1996 BMW 750iL

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I had the springs replaced at the shop recently. Now, it started misfiring. I had the distributor checked as well as wires and they are fine. What should I do?

A: Your BMW should have OBD II diagnostics (ba...

Your BMW should have OBD II diagnostics (based on your model year), and this fault should illuminate the "Check Engine" light on the dash. Have a professional mechanic like a certified technician from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle for wiring issues at your home or office.

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