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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 BMW 330i

2001 BMW 330i

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2001 BMW 330i Problems

Engine -- Verified

Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

Engine -- Verified

An engine coolant leak may develop from the expansion tank resulting in engine overheating. When a cooling system component fails the entire cooling system should be inspected. It is not uncommon to find additional component have failed or are leaking.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

2001 BMW 330i Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, December 22, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE MACHINE USED TO MOUNT AND INFLATE THE TIRES ON THE WHEELS AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE INNER RIM FLANGE OF THE WHEELS.

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Engine

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.

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Engine, September 28, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.

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2001 BMW 330i Questions and Answers

ahihara, 2001 BMW 330i, San Mateo, CA

Red battery light and orange check engine light came on, but battery still has juice. Car is stuttering. Loss of power.

etjosey, 2001 BMW 330i, Atlanta, GA

my car will not start but the battery is ok. Whwn I try and start it the power comes on but nothing happens. It will not even turn over

sbonos, 2001 BMW 330i, Manchester, CT

my engine is getting loud. Thier is also a loud ticking sound while the engine is running, it also is hesitating to acclerate when i hit the gas. what is wrong??

terryt0wnstealth, 2001 BMW 330i, Gretna, LA

How do you get to the light bulb to change it ? It is the drivers side front parking light/blinker You can't see any wires or the bulb holder

330i_Pumpkin, 2001 BMW 330i, Renton, WA

I recently acquired a 330i. Everything is good. Just when it speeds up to 20 mph, I can hear a high pitch sound. It goes to a higher frequency when I push the gas paddle. On freeway, it comes a...

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2001 BMW 330i Reviews

I have a 2001 330i with 105k on it.I have the car for a little over a year now. I did do alot of repairs to it however, the car was not cared for very well by the previous owners. I love the way the car drives and handles the 3.0 liter engine still kicks. I just recently did body work to the car and in about two weeks I am goin to replace my vanos valve seals and fix my the rear main seal. The car is a little costly to maintain however, it has just as much power and handling ability as 90 percent of the new cars on the road today.

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This car puts a smile on my face almost every time I drive it.

Car has 116K miles and I've owned for the past 84,000 miles. Although I love the car, I find that it's expensive to maintain, especially if you have to take it to a dealer. I do most of my own maintenance and repairs. In addition to typical consumables (brakes, rotors, tires, etc.), I've ave had to replace front and rear suspension components, oil and water pumps, oil separator valve and associated hoses, two window regulators, engine cooling system, blower fan, final stage resistor, and various hoses. If I couldn't do these things myself, it would quickly become too expensive to own - budget at least $1000/year in maintenance and repairs.

Still - I love the car!!!

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