1997 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 BMW 540i
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
1997 BMW 540i ProblemsEngine Oil Leaks
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.
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.
1997 BMW 540i Questionswhy 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...
They worked then would only work on high then quit completely