1998 BMW 740i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 740i

1998 BMW 740i Problems

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

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

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.

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1998 BMW 740i Questions

BMW cuts off while driving but starts back up. This occurs every time I drive.

what causes your car to go into engine failsafe mode
it has a slight hesitation when giving some gas

Car was driving fine until maintenance work was completed and environment inspection was completed.

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1998 BMW 740i Reviews

Looking for some help. I have a 1998 740i. The soft close mechanism for the trunk has stopped working. The switch to open the trunk located inside the car on the driver's side will not work. The trunk button on the key will not open the trunk. The trunk will open by using the key in the trunk lock will open it. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I purchased my 1998 740i in 2005 with 69K. I was hesitant about buying a car online. I had to fly 900 miles to pick up the car. That 900 mile drive back home convinced me that BMW is the “Ultimate Driving Machine.” At one point I was driving and bonding with the car, then I looked at the speedometer and I was going 105 mph. (That’s how we roll in Texas). I couldn’t believe that I was driving ...

1998 740i (sport) - 101,000 miles - Body/paint/ flawless but some interior features are cheaply built or overdesigned and fail, such as: cup holders - all are overly complex and fragile and have all broken, the panel that holds the seat controls on the lower left side of the driver's seat snapped off (thin plastics) and the parking brake release is too flimsy and it broke, too. Several of the p...

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