1998 BMW 740i Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 BMW 740i Problems

Alignment/Tire Wear Issues Due to Excessive Play in Rear Lower Ball Joints

The rear lower ball joints may wear causing alignment and tire wear issues as a result of the excessive play in these joints. Our technicians tell us a 4wheel alignment should be performed after ball joint replacement.

Multiple Parts May be Recommended For Leaks in Cooling System

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.

Valve Cover, Intake Manifold, PCV Plate Oil Leaks

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

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1998 BMW 740i Questions

Estimate cost to repair cruise control (1 answer)

It works for a while then stops working until we restart car.. Then it shuts off again after awhile ..

what causes my BMW 740i 1998 to cut off while driving but starts back up? (2 answers)

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

what is engine failsafe mode (1 answer)

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

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1998 BMW 740i Reviews

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 ...
My alarm will come on while i am driving and don't know what to do In need of any kind of help
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.

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