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have a 2000 bmw 323I. When it got cold the thermostat froze and the car over heated. The next day I drained the water and filled it back up drove the car for about two months ran fine I noticed that the temp wasn't reading right when the car ran for an hour it would still read cold then when I had just started the car some times it would read hot. So I decide just to be safe I would replace the thermostat. So I did, I started the car to check for water leaks. Then I drove the car around town had no problems. How ever as soon as I hit the high way to go to work the car over headed. I did notice that the electric fan was not kicking on but I don't understand why it didn't over heat with the old thermostat But after I replaced it now it is
I just bought a 2000 bmw week had it not even a week no problems till yest3rday when it was time to leave work car wouldn't start I called the one I bought car from and he swears it never done that before
I opened my radiator cap and there looks like no coolant level? Just purchases the car
i see only one place and it says atf only also manuel has no discussion about it anywhere
The code that came up said leakage inducing. Misfire on 1 and 3 plug.
Take spark plugs off & noticed water on them.
My car continued to drive normally, but the display that shows temp/miles/time/etc. was flashing with nonsense. I turned my car off and turned my lights off, which stopped the issue temporarily before starting again. I have also noticed that it is becoming more difficult to unlock my doors manually (the key fob does not work). Is it a computer problem or a electrical issue?
Is it the clutch or the shifter solenoid? It only does it when I put my foot into it. Please help because the price for just the clutch alone is $600 and I can just imagine how much the labor will be. I am mechanically inclined with almost all vehicles but this is my first bmw.
i fill the radiator in green coolen and i drove the car like 2 hrs per day after 3 days i check the coolant i found the radiator empty i searched for leaked i didn't find some help please
PS: my car is bmw e46 323iA 1999
I am not getting heat or cool air. And I am not hearing anything working. I have already checked the fuses
I can't get the care cool, or warmed up without using the seat heaters.
My serpentine belt busted at the same time I fixed everything it still won't start?
no check engine light, car runs great, found info might be recall for computer,but checked vehicle vin for reall for that issue and car does not have recall based on vin
I recently replaced the starter but still having problems with the car not starting and now I believe that it may be the cable that's actually the problem
is there anything I can do about it. And my blower is not working
I've removed broken one and pulled two others from pick n pull no problem.
But when installing in door there is not enough space between window glass and door skin.
I've tried every angle and method short of removing window regulator. There must be a trick.
Any help is appreciated
After drive forward for a while it works perfectly ,it happened 3 time in 4 months
Feels like drivetrain? Wheels? Not sure after 5 miles an hour it goes away. It's just from dead stop.
Will not go faster than around 35mph. Making no noises.
That's where the leak is coming from
I just bought the car for $800 from a close friend and he said he only had the car for two weeks and one day it wouldn't start so he was just letting it sit. So I towed it to my house and tried jump starting it because the battery was dead and I just let it charge for a good 20 mins and tried to start it and it didn't do anything so I took the cables off and then let it sit for a few hours and then it started for me when I would pump the gas down real fast and then when I would stop pumping it, the car would die. No check engine light was on. And after that day it wouldn't start again.
Car shudders when idling, accelerating and clearly running on only a few cylinders. Please can you advise how I can fix this, i.e I would probably replace spark plugs in a normal car but the Beamer is not normal!
This is what the seller says about the car: 1998 BMW 323ic (e36 - convertible) - 5-speed manual - good clutch - mostly highway miles - new electric top and rear window (in full working order) - complete suspension overhaul over the last 3 years - new Racing Dynamics Strut Brace - brand new Pirelli P7 all season tires - engine runs beautifully - brand new radiator and fans - excellent heat and freezing A/C - regular oil changes - recently replaced brakes and rotors - complete service records for the past 7 years - no accidents - black exterior with tan leather interior - non-smoker - This is an amazing car that has really been taken care of and still has a ton of life left in it, plus it's a convertible! Asking $2499 or best offer.
It just happened during a 45 minute drive home - air condition, lights and radio was on. Happened about 6 to 8 times during the ride home. Took it to a specialized mechanic (drove without anything on during the trip to the mechanic - problem didn't reoccur). They were able to recreate the problem and replaced 2 relays in HVAC. Went to pick it up and the problem re-occurred while sitting in their parking lot. They say they've checked the alternator, battery and the entire wiring harness. There are no codes present. Thoughts?