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1996 BMW 318i

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1996 BMW 318i Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

1996 BMW 318i Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, October 30, 1997

Summary: THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN SEPARATE FROM THE BUSHING. IN THIS CASE, DURING APPLICATION OF THE THROTTLE PEDAL WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED, THE OUTER TUBE COULD CATCH ON THE EDGE OF THE BROKEN BUSHING.

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1996 BMW 318i Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1996 BMW 318i, Atlanta, GA

Whenever i hit a bump in the road all four power window come down about two inches.

wgrobe, 1996 BMW 318i, Port Lavaca, TX

1996 bmw 318i the key spins all the way around and will not start or turn on car i turn the key 60 degree and inserted 1.2 mm wire into thesmall bore hole to push down but the cylinder will not rel...

wgrobe, 1996 BMW 318i, Port Lavaca, TX

1996 bmw 318I the key spends all the way around will not let me start the car. i turned the key 60 degree & inserted 1.2 mm wire to push down the lock cylinder will not release?

Tafi, 1996 BMW 318i, Woods Hole, MA

Carwas heating, changed head gasket, valves, skimmed head and reset timing but now car not starting, what could be the problem and how can i fix it. BMW 328i e36

Visitor, 1996 BMW 318i, New Orleans, LA

my key will turn a stay in a start position but will not stat my car up

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1996 BMW 318i Reviews

well i hit the curb just the other night and after that my car started to overheat check the oil pan thats fine have x brace so cant hit that it started leaking antifreez after that from the rear and smoking and now its not leaking anymore but smokes from he heater valve area but still cat tell if its the heater valve just smokes from the rear by the heater valve cant figure it out ?

Have 76,000 miles and love this car, drives like new. Have 4 cylinder engine has plenty of pep and gets good gas mileage. Have replaced water pump and a/c compressor once. Since it is a convertible, have replaced cloth top once. Have hardtop as backup whenever it gets too hot.

I bought this car for my 19 year old so fall of 2009 with 127,000 miles on it. I wound up having to replace the Tstat and Housing along with the water pump and Radiator cap right away as the car was overheating. The radiator reservoir is plastic and has a very small crack in it which requires once a week monitoring of the fluid. It's a fairly complex fix so I am waiting a little before I replace it.

The 5 speed drives and handles really well with good power and acceleration while getting an average of 30 plus MPG.

One other issue is the driver's side plastic window guide broke allowing the window to fall out of it's forward guide. An easy but timie consuming fix and the parts weren't too expensive.

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