1997 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 BMW 528i
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1997 BMW 528i ProblemsFront Tension Strut Bushings May Fail
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are 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.
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.
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.
1997 BMW 528i Questionstemperature gauge rises to red intermittantly even when radiator is full (1 answer)
there are no leak - when I release the pressure after the radiator cools down and add a little water from the pressure released it no longer goes to the red overheating mark