1998 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 528i
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1998 BMW 528i ProblemsLoosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings
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.
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.
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.
1998 BMW 528i QuestionsCar won't start. (1 answer)
I only have one key (spouse) and I've lost the little transponder in the middle. Can that be a reason my car won't start? With the key in, it'll turn all the lights on and Windows doors ECT. But won't start car. Please help...
where is the fuse for fog lights or relay? lights not working ths
Since dealership, took it back in 1 mo later for same problems. Has now been a few months
1998 BMW 528i RecallsTransmission 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.