1994 BMW 318is Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 BMW 318is

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1994 BMW 318is Problems

Transmission

transmission keep switching from automatic to manual. Most of the time when reaching a stop sign and below 10 miles per hour. Otherwise transmission runs very well

Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

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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1994 BMW 318is Questions

94 BMW 218is strut mounts and bushing repairs needed? (1 answer)

My 94 BMW 318is has been experiencing a rough ride for the last month. Every time I go over big bumps, -- clanking noises, kind of Iike a few wrenches bouncing around in a tool box -- come from my right rear tire. A softer hissing sound happens over smaller bumping like someone tapping a cymbal b...

Instrument panel lights and gauges go on/off (1 answer)

My speedometer and tach, along with all the instrument panel lights go on and off at will. Sometimes the gauges go off but the warning lights are still on, etc. This happens frequently, but not under any particular circumstances. Can't tell how fast I'm going or if I have gas!

Engine not shifting right (1 answer)

I just change the transmission oil in my car and now when I put the car on drive and step on the gas , it will take like 20 to 30 seconds to move and when shift gears will jerk. I don't kow if it is my fluid level or something else. Please help

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1994 BMW 318is Recalls

Recall 98V178000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT, SUCH AS A THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, OR FAN BELT, CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND SYSTEM PRESSURE. IF THE INDICATIONS OF A CRITICAL OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NOT NOTICED B...
Recall 97V131000
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 ...
Recall 94V037000
THE ADHESIVE MATERIAL OF THE TWO PIECE THROTTLE BODY HEATER MIGRATES INTO THE CIRCULATION CHAMBER CAUSING BUILD UP OF IMPURITIES AND RESTRICTION OF FLOW WITHIN THE CHAMBER. THIS CONDITION AND WATER VAPORS FROM THE CRANK THAT FREEZES AT LOW AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURES PREVENTS THE THROTTLE PLATE FROM...

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