1999 BMW 528i Repair and Maintenance

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

1999 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.

Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.

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.

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.

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1999 BMW 528i Questions

Where is the fuel filter located on a 99 528i (1 answer)

Engine complete loss of power (1 answer)

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

Check engine like came on a week ago. diagnostic codes read P1477 (1 answer)

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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1999 BMW 528i Reviews

Please send a video on how to replace timing chain on 1999 BMW 528I. Also how to replace timing chain tentioner. You can email me at cwburnett65@gmail.com
YES THEY HAVE PROUBLEMS. USE RUBBER COUPLERS INSTEAD OF A USAL U JOINT AN A LOT OF BEMMERS. I BALANCE DRIVE SHAFTS AT WORK. IT'S AN AROUND 80 DALLERS PLUS PARTS , BUT IT'S NOT REALLY A MUST TO BALANCE IT UNLESS YOU HIT SOMTHING OR ARE PUTTING 2 DIFFERENT DRIVE SHAFTSMTOGETHER TO MAKE 1.
just wanna know if anyone has had drive shaft problems and if anyone knows how much it is to have the drive shaft balanced?

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