1998 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 528i

1998 BMW 528i Problems

Front Tension Strut Bushings May Fail

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.

Coolant Leak From Radiator

It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.

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.

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

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.

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1998 BMW 528i Questions

my fog lights are not working cant fine fuse or relay (1 answer)

where is the fuse for fog lights or relay? lights not working ths

Tail lights blow, brake lights - then blinker. Took to dealership, once already. Lights blow when only when headlights on. How am I going to keep car legal? (1 answer)

Since dealership, took it back in 1 mo later for same problems. Has now been a few months

needle went started going up into the red. (1 answer)

when I start to drive it went back down, pulled into parking lot and parked. As soon as I put it in park, Went into the red and overheated. I had recently had a fuel pump put in and my mechanic also replaced blower because he said it went into the red. Any ideas on what it could be. I had it t...

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1998 BMW 528i Recalls

Transmission Gear Position Switch

The transmission gear position switch could allow water to get into it due to a defect in its sealing. This can cause the improper gear selected to be shown. Dealers will replace the transmission gear position switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

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1998 BMW 528i Reviews

Bought used with 112K miles, and had my mechanic go over it, replaced coil, tune up, replaced rotors with drilled set and ceramic pads. Transmission takes it's time to engage after stop and sometimes it seems to skip gears. I have to accelerate to get the transmission to engage, I have taken it to BMW dealer and had a diagnostic run but they cannot find anything. Since unit is sealed for lif...
Lights inside of car will come on, c.control & radio will go off. I know this happens if liquid was spilled around the hazard lights but this never happened in my case. Sometimes the car is fine for months and then it will act up daily.

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