1997 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 BMW Z3

1997 BMW Z3 Problems

Clutch replacement

Clutch is suddenly resting on the floor with no pressure.

Check Engine Light and/or Engine Overheating

The thermostat may fail resulting in engine overheating and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacement of the thermostat along with a complete inspection of the cooling system will be necessary to correct this concern.

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.

Burning Smell or Oil Drips on the Ground Due to Engine Oil Leak

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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1997 BMW Z3 Questions

I have a 5 speed manual trans and it seems to b slipping. (1 answer)

Happened twice in past week,after stopping at a light i start up and it feels like im in a higher gear and really have to feather clutch and give extra throttle.Could i be low on trans oil? any other ideas,once moving shifts and drives fine.Thx.

hi I have put a new o2 sensor on the car and its had a full service but the car (1 answer)

car as not passed mot co2 is still to high can anyone help please!!!!!!!

Trans problem (3 answers)

140k miles. 1.9 l engine. Jumps out of 1st geat sometimes, usually when trans cold.

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1997 BMW Z3 Recalls

Recall 97V131000
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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