After 60,000 miles, the front outer half-shaft boots tend to tear and leak grease. In most cases, only the boot will have to be replaced; however, if it is not repaired soon enough, the half-shaft may need to be replaced. The front outer boots are put under heavy stress because of their involvement with the suspension when making turns.
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2004 BMW 330xi Problems
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.
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.
A creak or squeak can be heard from the top of the front or rear doors. This noise is most noticeable when the windows are fully up. The noise is caused by the decay of the flocking material on the door seals. New door seals, Teflon tape, special lube, or a combination of all of these may be needed to eliminate the noise.
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.
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High resistance in the electrical contacts may cause one or more of the rear lights to stop working. Intermittent light operation reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the affected vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.
2004 BMW 330xi Questions and Answers
that is what i have been told what is that? is it costly? also my hazard lights have been coming on for no reason and I have beeb unable to push the buton and turn them of. they keep doing this and...
2004 BMW 330xi 77000miles picked up car after had safety check oil filter change engine light is on. What could be the possible problems?
I have a thirty day warrenty dealer took back car and said ...
One BMW dealer shop says cv joint boots are leaking and split, need to repair immediately. A different dealer repair shop, and an independent shop say, nothing wrong. How do I tell? No shop will le...
My dealer says that my CV boot is missing on the outer side and that the inner one is split. My question is...what is the normal wear on this boot? Wouldn't there be some indication of wear ...
2004 BMW 330xi Reviews
I have 90,000 mile on my car it was running great, then one day it wouldnt start, light work radio work , but wont start
I own a 2004 BMW 330xi We bought it last year and have had to put 2 axles, ball joints, starter, brakes,traction control bars and now the car is making a noise that I have no idea what it is. This is our 8th BMW and have always loved them but after this car not sure I would buy one again.
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