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Car sounds like it is fixing to blow up a lot of ticking sounds.

Iam having, trouble opening hood and I also want to do oil change and ha ve no idea how it is done.it is different from other cars I have had

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.

They worked then would only work on high then quit completely

Fuel gauge stay on empty. Change sending unit on drivers side tank checked voltage to sending unit. Ps new unit Installed

on , does this have something to do with my brake cylinder too?

timing guides replacement

I was driving an the rear end started making a steady clicking noise, gave it a little gas an it didn't want to go, almost got to the house and it was like the car went neutral. I put it in drive, park, reverse, everything an nothing happens, what could it be?

And passenger mirror doesn't move in reverse either..

The park lights comes on one side flashes then the other side. The tail lights stays on as well. All this happen while the car is turned off.

Burglar alarm goes off when car is parked and locked (for no known reason). We've tried spraying wd40 on all latches but this has not helped. Any suggestions?

does not matter if cold or hot

my local mechanic has informed me that this knowledge will be the difference between $100 and 300$ to have my fluids flushed and replaced.

Is there anyway I can fix it my self/ try. 77 yr. Old Lady, please tell me how. Need the hood open because the check engine light is on

Can it be open from the outside?? Please help

MY CAR WAS STOLEN IT WAS RUN TILL THE FAN BLEW APART AND TWEEKED THE HOOD, NOW I CANT OPEN IT ANY SUGGESTIONS. PLEASE
IM A 58YR YOUNG WOMAN I DONT HAVE $$$ TO TAKE IT SOMEWHERE BUT I HAVE SOME GUY FRIENDS WHO IF I TELL THEM HOW CAN HELP ME.
THANK YOU
BJBMW

It sputters and engine light flickers... Just put in transmission and cam sensor....
Engine code on sheet says 147... Electronic thermostat... The car dies after driving a mile in road like it's not getting any fire or gas.... What could be wrong

It shakes very bad when I drive at 60mph.

When jump started, car will crank but no start. any tips please?

the entire right suspension has been replaced including shocks. strangely when car is lifted off the ground and put back on ground the noise goes away. after car heats up noise reappears.
the ideal situation would be to sell car but the car is in immaculate condition.

Already replaced the gasket and the mechanic indicates that the intake manifold is cracked.