1999 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 BMW 528i

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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 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.

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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I can reset the computer and it all run good for a few min. and loose power again.

I've been driving it for a week since the check engine light came on, I tried to go out today and wouldn't start. No crank, no lights, nothing just dead. I called for a jump figure it was the battery. When I attached the cables it started up and everything came on, but when I took them of...

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Absolutely love everything about this car! Ultimate driving machine is a BMW!

Have had minor problems which were resolved inexpensively.car handles as if it were 1000lbs lighter than it actually is.great gas mileage,timeless looks,and very fun to drive!

Excellent car. I have a 1999 528 i 5 speed. Mileage now over 213 000 kms. No problems whatsoever. The engine, just like other bimmer inline sixes, is very very smooth. Power is there, great torque. Driveline is the best. Handling is absolutely bimmerous. I have had Mercedes for the last 10 yrs. They were great cars and SUV-s also, but Bimmers are more fun to drive. To have fun with a Merc. you ...

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