2006 BMW X3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 BMW X3
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2006 BMW X3 ProblemsOil Leaks From Engine Area
Valve cover gasket leaks are common after 60,000 miles. Symptoms will include oil drips under the vehicle and burning oil smell from the engine compartment.
I noticed the a/c not cooling properly couple of weeks ago. 57k on the car. I charged it up with freon which took a whole can. Worked great after that, week later steam/smoke came out of the vents & since then the a/c is steadily becoming less cool. Read reports about faulty evaporators, hope I don't have to replace that, hoping it's something more simple like split "o" rings. any similar issues out there?
The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.
Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.
2006 BMW X3 QuestionsLooking for an estimate the cost of repairing the 5F3A code ( the transfer case actuator) where the triad of 4 x 4, brake and ABS are lit and have been for a month and now the service engine soon light is on! (2 answers)
What can be the problem? And can I fix it easily?
I took my vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic. When I took it to them it had 108273 miles on it. When I got it back 8 hours later it had 109746. It had an 1/8 of a tank of gas. They are telling me the key fob was wrong but the fob and the odometer matched until I took it to them. I took it ...