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No leaks anywhere. No white smoke. Engine runs great. Has 212,000 miles.
Shop discovered coolant leaks after valve caskets and crank case was changed last week on my car. They put in a new radiator and I just discovered it is still leaking like the one just changed. What's going on?
The problem happens all the time
132000 mi, radiator replaced
Cant pull out my break light. It seems to be stuck.
Changed fuel filter,still wont start
Screen is black, radio cuts in and out every 2 minutes. HELP
I have a 2001 740 IL i bought it brand new, I only have 90,000 miles on it.
Transmission was acting a little weird
shifting into low gear going up a very slight Incline no need to downshift.
Then one day while I was driving it shifted into low gear I believe it was third gear I was traveling about 45 mph
The rpm's went up to like 3500 so I took my foot off the accelerator and it seemed like I was in second gear so I tried to kick it out by accelerating, Didn't work so I stopped disconnected the battery and it started shifting just fine.
Did diagnostics no codes are showing
So I thought it was just a glitch until I got on the highway traveling about 70 mph going up an incline (Again no need to downshift) It downshifted took my foot off the accelerator and sure enough it was in fourth or third gear.
I shifted into neutral put it back In D
and it was fine for little while and the whole scenario started again.
I change the fluids flushed transmission it was doing good for a couple of days
then it started acting up a little bit.
I feel I was betrayed by my car...!
BMW said it could be the body transmission module $1500 plus labor to install But no guarantees that this will fix the problem or replace the transmission $6000 plus labor.
Can anyone HELP...!
Oh I almost forgot Had a cup of Coke in the cup holder and auto/manual transmission switch got very sticky
I don't know if this has anything to do it.
Radion stays on for a short time. Cuts off. will only come back on if you turn it off and on again.
GPS screen shows lines. If i charge the battery, it will come on but goes out again in an hour or two. I put a new battery...no help.
i give the car more gas over fourty it go's away, doesnt happend at high speeds.
Wife got stranded when she heard loud rattling noise and noticed coolant from under front of engine. Then we saw that serpentine belt runs off of water pump-fan pulley. When I put belt back on and re-tension, it runs 1-2 way off as soon as I start the engine. Possible for pulley to come loose and tilt down under pressure?
white smoke at start up then clears up when engine gets warm.oil and water are not mixing
please if some body can give metorque for oil pan bolt?should i use threadlock to bolt blue or red and sequence to tight.
1. Trunk lid open light comes on, I close it manually now. I don't like doing that because it seems like it takes a lot of force to close it.
2. Battery was disconnected at body repair shop. I tried disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it. Any suggestions?
torque for oil pan bolt. can i use glycerine on gasket
I checked the bulbs and they are ok, all gears work, just no back up lights.
motor oil was in my spark plugs. how do i fix it?
The cable appears to be attached to the release handle but when I pull nothing happens. I have taken of the grills, I can get the passenger side to release but the driver side will not release. If you can give me any advice I would appreciate it. Also any diagrams, that I could use for visual aids would be extremely helpful.
I was driving home and the dash computer screen started to get dim now there are no lights on it at all....could it be a fuse or what else should I look for......????
What does it mean when your site is telling me i need at least 10 characters long. HELP!
My boss bought a bmw 740ill n had to put a shut down switch to cut off all main power time the car cuz if it didn't have that switch you come to a dead battery the next day when you went to fire the car up anyone have any idea why it might not be goin in to sleep mode? This problem happens when the battery is connected to the car but when the battery is hooked up it'll keep a charge
When i turn the car on it makes a loud rattling sound and it sounds like it coming from the section of the engine right above the water pump.Sometimes the sound goes away.I also replaced the spark plugs about a month before this problem started with NGK brand spark plugs part#BKR6EGUP.Could these codes haves something to do with replacing the spark plugs.I also have P0720,P0731,P0734 codes but,my understading is that these codes are transmission related and have nothing to do with P0011 and P0021.
The 99' has over 200K on the dial and the 94' just hit 150k
I have diagrammed and removed all fuses from both rear power distribution and under hood power boxes and tested with DVOM and still show over twelve volt draw with all doors hood and trunk open. Help please!
side by wheel where tank located.
Replaced MAFS and used dry gas, but is still running rough. What else could this be?
1. Owners Manual
2. Left & right small rear window shades, complete assembly.
3. Updated US National Navigation disc(s)
4. First Aid Kit
5. Emergency roadside relector
Car was running rough. I have changed my MAF sensor and is a bit better but still rough. HELP.
I initially thought it might be the tranny however now I'm thinking fuel filters since it shifts smoothly all the time. The issue is most noticeable between 40 and 60 mph although I've felt it at any speed.
Also my steering seems to be very tight to me. I need to use both hands to make a tight turn?