1996 BMW 318is Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 BMW 318is

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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When set on coldest temp, left footwell blows cold air and right footwell hot air. Could it be the Transformer or the heater valve?

I drive a BMW 318i coupe two door and my passenger side window was playing up a little and today I put it down a little bit but now it just wont go back up or go down. When I press the up button it makes a small click sound but no motor noise and I also noticed that the lights dim in the car when...

never a problem starting it, ususly starts right up..I jumped a expedition the other day,still ran fine,no issues..last couple of days the radio would go out a few seconds at a time,no today I hit a small patch of ice the anit break system and the whole dash came on then w/I seconds everything tu...

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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 ...

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One of BMW's best! This models M44 motor is a much better driving motor then the previous M42, both of which were pretty much bullet with little maintenance. The M44 has a broader power band and is smoother! Slightly more efficient too! And the delightful handling of the E36 creates one of the best packages BMW has ever made. The '96-'99 318is are the better model and well worth the extra $!!

Hello, I own a bmw318is ,automatic transmission, error light goes on when increasing revs ,even in stationary condition ,then transmission goes in protection mode (3 rd gear) Could any person help me to identify the problem ? I already changed the filter and filled transmission with dexrion III oil ,but no result. Many thanks on forehand Jean ,brasil, rio de janeiro

MY CAR ENGINE GETTING TO HOT, AND FAN NOT ON

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