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The only noise from the radio was a slight static on all stations with minimal other sounds. Someone who worked previously at a stereo shop checked it out & I was told it was the amp. I purchased a new amp & it didn't make a difference, still made the same sounds. I've turned the fader, balance, treble & bass knobs both ways & still same noise. I did put in a few CD's & made no difference. The static appears to only come out of the right front speaker?? Would like to keep stock radio equipment but not sure if I should just have a newer stereo installed? Could it be antenna?? What is a good valued stereo for these cars?? I can't believe the radio was fine the day of purchased & then dead the next. Any help is appreciated

i had diagnosis via O'reilly for check engine light... received codes PO 116 and PO code 733 (just saying)

i want to know where is 528i glove compartment fuse diagram ,all i found was just the fuses with no diagram

Had 3 mechanics look at problem. First 2 said immediately it was rack & pinion. 3rd said rack was fine but I needed to replace inner & outer tie rods. Car still feels like it hydro planes and theres still some play in the wheel. While driving theres also some play in the wheel maybe 1"

I got the car off the ground and moved the steering wheel back & forth and heard a a clunk clunk sound, we tracked this into the rack. Any thoughts will be appreciated!
Thanks for the input!!

John

Hi,

I Purchased a 1999 BMW 528I and all was running well until the other day... I drove an hour to work and when I was leaving the car wouldn't start..it cranked but wouldn't turn over.
I brought it back to the place I purchased it from and they seem to think the EWS needs to be replaced.. I have heard that it may just need to be aligned but I am not sure and i am kind of afraid to suggest that to them.
They seemed kind of pissy when I suggested a few things the day I brought it there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thank you
Michael

Automatic a5s 360 what transmission fluid should be used?

starts strange and has small vibration, but runs good and shifts perfectly

2000 BMW 528i is compatible. I came across a good deal but not sure if it'll fit. Ty for taking the time to read my question

transmission light on right after replacing intake hose; cause?

I had the radiator & thermostat replaced car didnt iverheat, mechanic said there was a misfire. But that the car was running. When I went to pick up my car, he turned it on and would die out. He then opened it up and pulled out 2 spark plugs then he went to stay it up again and all this coolant started spurting out. It stayed on but eventually it died out. Oh forgot to mention during all this white snow was coming out of the exhaust pipe. Mechanic said I need another engine. But another mechanic said I need a head gasket repair, what's the difference between the gasket repair & bew engine

The engine fan won't turn off even when the car is and it keeps draining my battery (purchased new 2 months ago). My husband disconnected the battery, recharge it & when he reconnected it the alarm went off and he barely got the doors opened before the car locked all of the doors and wouldn't open even with the key. Also a few months after I got the car a lady rear ended me while she was putting on her driving glasses even admitted that to the H.P. She was apparently not going very fast b/c the only visible damage was a splayed cracked bubble in the bumper. I was stopped when it happened but because my head was turned to the left waiting for my turn to turn she ruptured 2 discs in my neck which required surgery. Doc admitted me b/c if I got jarred in any way 1 of the discs would sever my spinal cord from the damage caused to it. Long story short, we don't have a lot of money to spend right now b/c the Doc. won't release me to work. Please help! I am absolutely in love with this car but can't drive it b/c of this ailment.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks

Sometimes also the hydrolic stearing system not work

Sometimes when I am driving, usually city-lower speed and when it is raining, the trunk of my car opens on its own. I stop and close it. It will then usually happen again a few times. Then it won't do it for a while so I forget it. Then it happens again, but never when I am at the dealer. The dealership here is terrible and no one has been able to tell me why this happens.

Thought it was a transmission issue. But after being towed to mechanic he rang me the next day to say it was driving fine -and computer showed no transmission issues. When i thought about it although the engine continued to run fine there was no revving sound when you accelerated. No power but no sound. Almost like the accelerator was dead. Could this be an electrical issue?very scary when on a freeway and suddenly the accelerator us dead and you have no power. It was an extremely hot day but temp gauge perfect and no transmission warning lights showed. Have looked after this car like a baby and recently fitted replacement engine.HELP.












My driver's side door will not open from the outside. It is not locked and will open from the inside.

How can I open the door to repair the actuator.

I have had transmission override light come on twice but not after changing battery override light went out but still have service engine soon light on before battery change codes p1750 p1751 p1749 p1748 po727 po732 po733 po734 p1747 p1770 p1765 po750 po753 po763 have serge at cold idol but tranny working great small oil leak under power steering pump [ motor oil ] have two import mechanics in town neather could fix my car thousand dollar no fix what should I do

keeps falling out slack in the cable or is there something that keeps the cable in place that broke off ofthe plastic attachment any pictues

i stop and turn car off and light will go off and trans. will reset to normal.

I confirmed a head gasket leak by sucking coolant out of cylinder #3 with a turkey baster.

Facts. Only cylinder 3 is affected. P0303 misfire on cold start. Exhaust steam for a few minutes until warm. It's accumulating about 1/16th of an ounce of coolant every 24 hours. The coolant loss does not move the indicator in the expansion tank. Block Tester indicates zero carbons in the cooling system. Dipstick indicates no coolant in the oil. Car is driven only 2,000 miles per year. I just finished a 500 mile Interstate road trip with no problems, and the coolant temp was steady at 99 degrees C (210 F).

the blower does not work

it closes but does not lock any ideas ? also actuator does move when I use handle but lock mech. will not lock and dash light for trunk deck is always on no matter what I do too latch

so now on top of the 500$ i paid i got to pay at the least another 400 shouldnt the shop cover it because it was their misdiagnosis???

i had a new driveshaft center support bearing put in took it back to the shop they are gonna cover labor for balancing the driveshaft just need to know if any more parts are going to be needed and how much?

Change the crank case vent because I was to this will make it do this..but still does it and only after it warms up?

Bmw series 530 diesel

it goes across from fender to fender and the hood hooks up to it

1999 BMW 528i

As I close the trunk, I can here the latch engage and feel a click prior to closing, as if something is triggering it to release. It will stay closed for about 4 seconds then release as if I had pressed the release button. This happens when the car is in park, drive, reverse and even when the key is off. However, after everything is off, it will stay closed.

i press the brakes try to shift the stick and it wont leave from park