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.
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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.Learn more »
1997 BMW 318i Questions and Answers
where is the oil filter on a 1997 bmw 318i?
I get that distinctive nausiating sweet smell every time I use the heater on my car so I know there is a small leak at or very near the heater core. Where and how hard is the core to access?
my car doesnt run its got spark good comppression try to start all four spark plugs cover with petrol wondering what cause it
The left front caliper is sticking slightly and has to be changed, are there any BMW specific tools needed for this job? Also, any tips would be appreciated...Thanks.
1997 BMW 318i Reviews
Its a good car and tends to be reliable, unfortunately when it breaks it really can cost you a pretty penny to fix it. It's not because the fixing is hard...it's because mechanics see BMW and charge you an arm and a leg for repairs. If you want to own one, I recommend getting a carassistants.com subscription. Saved like $2K in repairs during the last 3 years thanks to them.
This car deals well with good and bad Bahamian roads, hurtles round corners and gives great gas mileage. The styling is timeless and people always assume that the car cost way more than it actually did. Once you stay on top of the common problems you have yourself a top ride for not many dollars.
Excellent Car. I have 305,000 miles and have never done anything to the engine except normal maintenance. I bought this car brand new in 97 and still have the original clutch. Most expensive work done was the Catalytic Converter. This is the most bullet proof motor I have ever seen ! Even the mechanics at BMW are amazed when I bring in for service.
This Car marked the breakthrough of BMW. Its a car that refuses to age and that even nowadays you see people wanting this model for its looks and incredible speed! I travel 8000 miles twice a year on two road trips and also use it for every day use and i have never had any problems with it apart from maintenance stuff like oil tyres etc and this is my 8th year in a row that i do these trips!