1999 BMW 540i Questions

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I also feel vibration

timing guides replacement

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

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

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

1999 540 BMW touring

Any ideas?

I took off my tires and looked at the rotors but they were almost brand new not warped. I saw on my passenger side it looks like the tire is rubbing the strut. So I then thought maybe the tires were too big, but I checked with the manual but they were factory spec. I then thought the tires are out of balance, got them balanced. I started driving slammed on the breaks and seemed like the problem was gone. I drove to 100mph and slammed on the breaks so I thought the issue was gone. Then shortly after the problem came back only when I brake hard, so I have been braking lightly. So now I think it's the struts, what do you guys think? I would appreciate any help.

How can this be corrected? Is there a check valve in the oil filter cannister that is not working? This starts after car has set for awhile, but goes once the engine is running.

I have a 99 540 with 70,000 miles. The car has been very well taken care of. After driving, a hot rubber smell comes from the engine compartment. It does not smell like hot oil but rather hot rubber. I noticed that the power steering fluid reserve had leaked somewhat. Could that be causing the smell?

It happens when I make a turn, especially so when parking. the noise is a lot like a groan, or a moan. It is not high pitched like a squeal. After the motor is off and the car rests for a while,. the noise disappears, only to return after a day, or a week, or a month. Anyone have a clue?

Radio worked until suddenly didn't. Stations show. CD and cassette player work but no sound.

other than that the engine starts right up, there is no smoke from the exhaust. any tnhougts of what might be the problem. Can valves be adjusted on this engine

I try to slove this problem i spend lot of mony on it sttil
code coming up for p0171&p0174 thanks