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1997 BMW 318ti

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1997 BMW 318ti 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.

1997 BMW 318ti 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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1997 BMW 318ti Questions and Answers

damo, 1997 BMW 318ti, Averill, VT

i was driving on motor way when i lost power and white smoke came out of exhgaust

junrue123, 1997 BMW 318ti, Ashland, KY

could be electrical?

ilmoah, 1997 BMW 318ti, Depew, NY

I have this 97 318ti with over 200k miles, car was runing googd until last year water pump broke accessory belt fell down while car was running, battery light turns on, then car over heated, I pull...

VolChick, 1997 BMW 318ti, Knoxville, TN

When the fuel level in my car goes below 1/4 tank, it takes several attempts before the car will start. The pump was replaced two weeks ago and I was told that the sending unit is part of the pump ...

VolChick, 1997 BMW 318ti, Knoxville, TN

The fuse that controls the gas gauge, temp gauge, clock and brake lights keeps blowing. I've changed out the bulbs, changed the fuses and still the same thing. As soon as I start to drive, the...

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1997 BMW 318ti Reviews

Car runs good but runs hot. Was told it was the radiator, don't know. Any suggestions ?

I bought my 97 BMW ti with 70.000 miles on the clock.I had one serious incidence that cost me $700 at a dealership.Had i had my mechanic look at it it would have been maybe a $100.This car runs great.The hatchback makes it possible to move an amazing amount of stuff you could not do with a 5 series BMW.She takes premium but gives me 26 in the city and 31 on the high way so I have no complaints.Every car i rented since i had her (because she wasn't in the same town) couldn't hold a candle to her.No car in her class comes close.Not in handling,looks,and features.She is 14 years old and ahead of the pack except in one area.She is a bit loud.But go girl i say.You the best.That;s why they have a website just about you.I wouldn't trade her except for a an x3 wagon.But that would bring expense i dont need.

I bought this car with 161,000 thousand miles, had the window reg replaced the car runs, feels and handles like new. With 190,000 I am just replacing valve cover gasket and spark plugs...thats after driving over 90 miles an our daily for 1 1/2 years and driving very aggresive.

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