1996 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 BMW Z3

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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.

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.

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diamonn is 18 yrs old her odometer is 179,146, she,s had 6 prior owners,based on autochecks history report ,never been in a accident,i.ve had her for bout 3 months,her engine light just came on,and the driverside window stop workin along with heater, since I,m not sure how she was beeni takeing c...

My 1996 BMW Z3 heater does not work. I can get a/c and defrost to work but not heat. Any thoughts on what could be the problem. The car does not overheat and runs fine.

Happens all the time almost every time I try 1st gear.

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THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THROTTLE CABLES ARE ATTACHED TO THE SAME THROTTLE VALVE ACTUATING LEVER AT THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE PLASTIC BUSHING ON EITHER CABLE COULD BREAK DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES COUPLED WITH VIBRATION. IF THE BUSHING BREAKS, THE OUTER CABLE HOUSING CAN ...

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Bought new in 1996. Had to have heater repaired a few times. Tranny fixed immediately (a few weeks) after purchased. No problems since. Window motors went out. Need to replace. Replaced top twice. Door armrests both have pulled loose. Leaks oil so need to replace some gaskets. Clutch still good. 125K miles. No other major issues. Still roles smoothly. Some minor issues with cracked plastic,...

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