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1997 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 BMW 540i

1997 BMW 540i Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks commonly develop from both valve cover gaskets, intake manifold, and PCV plate after about 60,000 miles.

Multiple Parts May be Recommended to Correct Coolant Loss

Leaks are known to develop in the cooling system. It is common to see more than one part recommended for repair/replacement due to overlapping labor and the use of many plastic parts in the system.

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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1997 BMW 540i Questions

why is my 97 540i bmw rear brakes locking up? I replaced rotors,cal.lines,mcyl,? (1 answer)

a few weeks ago I experienced a rear brakes total lock up after trudging it home it was flaming hot and extinguished fire with garden hose. I know fundamentals of engines and drive train functions but not ABS friendly yet so after three more brake lock ups and a grip of Christmas present money to...

My windshield wipers have quit working all the sudden. (1 answer)

They worked then would only work on high then quit completely

i want to learn how to change out automatic transmission fluid (1 answer)

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1997 BMW 540i Recalls

Recall 04V183000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DUE TO LONG EXPOSURES TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL AND OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE MATERIAL STRUCTURE OF THE FRONT SPRING STRUT PLATE COULD BE AFFECTED. IN SOME CASES, THE STRUT PLATE COULD BEGIN TO CRACK, AND EVENTUALLY IT COULD BREAK. IF THIS OCCURRED, THE PLATE COULD...

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