1998 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW Z3

1998 BMW Z3 Problems

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.

Oil Leaks From Lower 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.

Multiple Power Steering Hoses May Simultaneously Fail

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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1998 BMW Z3 Questions

How many serpentine belts does my car have and what is cost for replacement. (1 answer)

I have a 98, 70,000 mi, time for serpentine belt change.. I had one dealer tell me they would change "both" for $240.. Another dealer says they think there are three... I had another repair shop quote me $800.00. Frustrating.

Rear passenger tire tilts inward. Makes a noise like shuffling a deck of cards (1 answer)

Makes the "card shuffling noise" when I make a right hand turn. No noise when driving straight or turning left. Car does not "bounce" or make noises when I push down on the rear. Lug nuts seem secure. Tire/wheel noticeably tilts inward at the top. No "wobble" detect...

I have a 1998 bmw z3 2.8 and it will not crank (1 answer)

sometimes it will crank and start in nuetral and some times not at all,,,

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