1996 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 BMW Z3 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.

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.

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1996 BMW Z3 Questions

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

leaks into the trunk when it rains or during car wash.is there a seal that needs replaced?

I have a squealing and scraping noise coming from the back of my BMW Z3. What could this be?

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1996 BMW Z3 Recalls

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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1996 BMW Z3 Reviews

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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