1995 BMW 525i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 BMW 525i

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1995 BMW 525i Problems

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.

Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.

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1995 BMW 525i Questions

Can't turn key in ignition. No, it's not because the wheel is locked. (1 answer)

The last few days I haven't been able to turn the key at all. I've tried making sure the steering wheel isn't locked, I've tried spraying out the hole with air to clean it. It's like something is sticking. Sometimes my husband can start it. But it takes a couple tries. I feel ...

yellow SRS light stays on (1 answer)

I bought 2 new tires 2 months ago. 205/55/15 on front as opposed to 205/60/15 on rear for a rake look. I am doing to buy 205/55/15 for rear as well shortly. could this be problem? Can I remove main power switch for a minute and replace? HELP!

Why would my windows and data "computer" stop working at same time? (2 answers)

I let my car sit for several monthes and the battery died. I had to get a new battery and all was great until I noticed now none of my windows will roll down and oddly the data "computer" that shows time/temp etc isn't working either. I am sure both happened at same time. I checked...

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1995 BMW 525i 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 94V219000
THE DOUBLE-LOCK FEATURE CAN ENGAGE WITH OCCUPANTS AND THE DOOR/IGNITION KEY INSIDE THE VEHICLE.

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1995 BMW 525i Reviews

My dad bought me a 1995 525i in dark red and so far it's been very reliable and solid. When the car was purchased it had 174,800 miles but I have put on more. Car starts up and runs like a champ even when it's 24 degrees outside! Engine has the right amount of power and is mechanically sound. The car can handle driving on the freeway and in light traffic without any problems. The interior ...
I have a bmw 525i 1995. two hoses have to be changed 1 was easy to do l ocated on the side of engine) difficult to find for 2nd hose where to put it in engine 1 is air flax hose 2nd is temp gauge hose HELP HOW TO FIND OTHER END OF HOSE
i have a white 1995 bmw 525i and it starts up and runs perfect it can also race and beat alot of other cars because of the engine size and it is a foreign car. i love it

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