2002 BMW Z3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 BMW Z3

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2002 BMW Z3 Problems

Coolant Leak From Radiator

It is not uncommon for the radiator to develop a coolant leak. A leaking radiator will require replacement. When a leaking radiator is replaced the entire cooling system should be inspected and if any additional leaks are found they should be repaired also.

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.

Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak

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.

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.

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2002 BMW Z3 Questions

I have about 2inches left on my clutch. Is there away to adjust it? (1 answer)

All of a sudden my clutch started to not preform properly. Now I have about 2" s at the very end of releasing it that seems to be connecting

How do I know if I have engine damage after overheating (1 answer)

Today fan belt broke at highway speed. Before I realized it resevoir blew apart. Motor overheated. I am worried it damaged heads. No idea the cost but love the car. Just want to get it repaired without getting robbed.At shop now but I will not not get the outcome till Tuesday. Shop is Ken Baker....

car rides straight and true even with hands off wheel.old tires removed @36000mi (1 answer)

steering wheel sets @about 11oclock when going straight off center. old tires showed no unusal wear pattern- will alignment get wheel back to center without screwing up what is a very good ride?

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2002 BMW Z3 Reviews

Mine is a 2.5 Roadster with automatic transmission. I have had it for 6 months. It had 81,000 miles on it when i purchased it 6 months ago. If the top leaks at all then be sure to replace it as that cost is cheaper than the sensors that are under the carpet and if they get wet and go bad then the cost can ruin your day. With a 6 cylinder engine under the hood mine gets up and goes when I ask it...

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