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Key spins freely forward and back
Why will it not move in gear
After 1800 RPM whent acelerated needle go up and down engine Eml and center light on
Transmission is locked in park position and cannot get it to into drive or reverse
a few weeks ago I experienced a rear brakes total lock up after trudging it home it was flaming hot and extinguished fire with garden hose. I know fundamentals of engines and drive train functions but not ABS friendly yet so after three more brake lock ups and a grip of Christmas present money to by my family gifts spent for parts its waiting for a solution and parts I cant afford and top it off with a water pump replacement with a idler pulley and belts and thermostat housing and censor and 4 hundred more bucks Im in a slump and a few words of advise from different sources some reasonable and some not. Seems like my professionally inclined sources are the least interested with the potential mother load and labor they would make off of me and with that said why not tell me up front its more than they can handle and find a bmw specialist. Truth is its a car with more problems than I have money. I like the car very much so I need to find out the right thing to do. The check engine lights on and at this point the brakes are not locked up. I have not tried to do anything since the last lockup . They must have cooled off and returned the rotor pistons so its drivable but Im afraid to go through it again. Do you recommend an ABS MODULE replacement or rebuild or what else can it be.? I also replaced The master cylinder . no leeks of fluid or no air in lines .I used the proper brake fluids recommended for that specific model and make. Its got 184.xxx mls. on it and runs cool and well all functional. Thanks for reading my little problem and please respond with a report on all posiblities.
Transmission doesn't shift 1st and 292nd gear
I have 2004 530i only 120,000 miles. I just replaced the spark plugs about couple months.
Now the check engine light in on and I get the code P0306 Cylinder #6 Misfire, So I swapped the plug and the coil with Cylinder #1 and I still get the same code " Misfire Cylinder #6"
what else I should do?
This 1991 bmw 318i wants to start but no power to the fuel pump plz help. ... relays are good and brand new pump
I have a bad oil leak that's coming from behind the alternator. I looked everywhere else on the engine and that's the only place it can be coming from .The oil puddels on the driver side skid plate and on that side of the engine. There are no codes coming up and the engine light ain't on. It runs fine and when i check the oil level on the i drive(that's the only way to check it on this car) it reads ok.
car was bought new then given to me,nothing has been altered. Early morning car started then died after a few seconds (engine sounded normal),I tried to start again but this time sounded like when getting a compression test(sound like plugs removed). One BMW dealer tells me engine is NON-interference and the other dealer tells me it's interference. Please tell me for sure as I can afford repairs if non-interference(possibly do repair myself).IF DUAL VANOS operation failed w/no valve damage(non-interference),would engine quit start&sound like escaping compression,as vanos controls camshaft position????. Thank you very much and pray valves weren't damaged and I don't have to remove head to get completely machined. VIN: wbadt6343icf05573
my heat does not come on sometimes and then shuts on and off.
I just had the fluid filled.
i just got the car and noticed it was slowly seeping oil from the filter just around the top where you unscrew the cover to get to the filter. then i had checked my oil, i was in need for oil so i put two quarts in it. i also changed the oil filter cuz it waqs old and ugly. now its leaking out more than it was.
Changed the fuses but it did not help
Car starts ok but after driving a little loses power and sometimes cuts off
It comes on and then go off.
to the water manifold at the rear of the engine the leak is where the pipe connects to the water manifold. the pipe has a bleed fitting that connect to the center top of the engine. is there enough clearance between the top of the pipe and the bottom of the intake manifolds to lift the bleed fitting out and pull the pipe out or do I need to remove the intake manifolds?
I have a warranty but what does this problem fall under?
How can I run Bluetooth thru my factory radio. Is ther an auxiliary port I want to be able to run pandora thru my phone or use my I pod
Flashing red oil light in stop and go traffic. Oil level is good. Oil does need to be changed.
All fuses have been checked, battery is good, took water pump out, thermostat and changing coolant sensor next.
after have bought my bmw when do i need to replace the gearbox oil.after how many years or miles.
does this car have one main computer/ engine computer? how much should it cost to replace?
While driving it said engine failure and went into safety mode never happened in all years I've had car just had it serviced 10 days before
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 started the car up a week and a half later and all my dash lights came on,( breaks, be careful breaking, airbag malfunction, alt, 4x4 etc ). BMW Rep said, its cold outside and I need to drive it to recharge the battery. I drove 30 minutes and it started feeling like I was loosing power steering power. Then my car speeds up and steer better if I don't stop at a light. I took it on the expressway and it drove okay, but those lights stayed on. What could it be? I never drive far and the battery isn't two years old. Everything in this car is factory only.
I drove the car and all was well. But a week and a half later I got in to drive and it started up ok, but all the dash lights were on, such as brakes, airbags, alt etc., I called BMW and was told I needed to drive it, because its cold and is most likely the battery. i drive for 30 minutes but nothing happened. I haven't had this battery 2 years and never drive far. what could it be. I love my car.
Tried disconnecting the battery feels like a wire behined engine cause i moved the wire and it plays
After I repaired my differental, axals, and control arms, I still hear the clicking and grinding noise,what else could it be?
Replaced radiator, both thermostats, expansion tank (on #3 right now) keeps cracking, fan clutch, hoses, heater core was leaking, so bypassed it, no visible leaks anywhere. Any answers to what else it might be. I have put so much new into hard to give it up!