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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1994 BMW 740iL

1994 BMW 740iL

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1994 BMW 740iL Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are 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.

1994 BMW 740iL Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, September 30, 1996

Summary: THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH CAN FAIL ALLOWING THE SWITCH TO REMAIN IN THE "BRAKE LIGHTS OFF" POSITION OR IN THE "BRAKE LIGHTS ON" POSITION.

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1994 BMW 740iL Questions and Answers

740il, 1994 BMW 740iL, Bronx, NY

Hi i have all the problems that are common to what you are calling Thrust rod bushings. I called the dealer who seems clueless on what part and location. The dealer said it can be the uper and low...

dawgbrau, 1994 BMW 740iL, Beavercreek, OR

where do i add power steering fluid?

azkate, 1994 BMW 740iL, Apache Junction, AZ

I can't figure out how to remove/lift the rear seat to access the battery. Owner's manual doesn't offer any instructions. Appreciate any help!

j rich, 1994 BMW 740iL, Oakley, CA

where do I put transmission fluid in my car? wheres the dipstick located at?

Visitor, 1994 BMW 740iL, Bremerton, WA

My BMW is always acting up, I recently replaced the water pump, thermostat, water module, and hoses, and it still acts up. Now the darn thing is smoking so bad and it will only drive like two miles...

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1994 BMW 740iL Reviews

The main problems with the 1994 BMW 740iL are as follows, drinks a lot of gas. 14.7 mpg, battery under rear passneger seat., must replace brake light switch that is covered under a recall.

This is the absolute worst car I have ever owned. It sits outside on the street due to battery problem the day after getting out of the shop. There are so many problems with the vehicle that they are too numerous to list. One thing to keep in mind, you will always pay for sensors and other devices on the vehicle an expect to pay the equivalent of a car payment every month to keep it on the road.

Transmission problems are common problems with these cars. "Tranmission Program" translates to about $1750 in repairs at some dealerships. There are several hoses that have to be replaced in order to resolve the colling system issues. $400 a pop is common for many repairs. This car is grossly over engineered compared to other cars that deliver the same performance that are cheaper to maintain.

Gas mileage is horrible, but perfomance when the car is functioning is much better. Eletrical issues remain a problem with this model along with the transmission whining sound. I have noticed this with many BMWs of this same model. An improvement since the 1993 version of the automobile, but not by much.

this is my bm nice car.

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