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1998 BMW Z3 Questions

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First time it happened, first turn the key, nothing, then clicking sound, then start, battery , starter, fuse ?

The creaking does not seem to occur when car is at speed but only when going very slow turning the steering wheel.

I have a 98, 70,000 mi, time for serpentine belt change.. I had one dealer tell me they would change "both" for $240.. Another dealer says they think there are three... I had another repair shop quote me $800.00. Frustrating.

Makes the "card shuffling noise" when I make a right hand turn. No noise when driving straight or turning left. Car does not "bounce" or make noises when I push down on the rear. Lug nuts seem secure. Tire/wheel noticeably tilts inward at the top. No "wobble" detected. Any ideas or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

I am wondering if the defrost is on all the time? How can i correct this?

sometimes it will crank and start in nuetral and some times not at all,,,

when i turn my air on it blows a fuse I dont think that the radiator fan is working, would this cause my cars gauge to flucktuate, when i am going down the highway it moves sometimes, and when I drive it in cold weather it still goes toward hot, then will come right back down do I need a new thermastat or because the radiator fan is not working will that cause the temperature to flucktuate as well, I wouldnt think that the car would need the auxilary fan in the cold weather, I also know that the fan is connected to the air conditioning so that when I activate the air it is supposed to automatically turn on, but I rarely have used the air, my top is always down,LOL, HELP

a thermostat replaced I drove 1 and one half blocks and the car had a loss in power in the gas petal and the car went to
red I took it back to the shop and they said I would needed my head gasget replaced. then they said I may need my starter ,hoses ect replaced. then they said I would be better off replaceing the engine that it would be more cost effective.... $4000.00 no oil was coming out the lifters sounded

The plastic coonector tube has split on the seem and is leaking. How much do you have to remove to get to it?

Can anyone give me information on the difficulty on replacing valve seals with the head still on the vehcile. I have done this on Ford 289 engines, but haven't work on a BMW before. Is there any special tools needed to comlete this task?

HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS ON A BIMMER 1998 z3 1.9L I M NEW TO THIS AND THESE PLUG WIRES LOOK DIFFERENT SO LETTS START AT THE BEGINNING PLEASE

My mechanic has diagnosed "front suspension free play, from rack & pinion coupler and tie rod ends", for $1500 - $1800. I have noticed no symptoms. Thoughts?

A mechanic diagnosed it, found that the top's motor works but the problem include a leaking ram and no power to the mmotor from the switch on the dash. He said it would cost $600 to repair.

how much does it cost to replace the oil filter housing

After replacing a bulb behind the heating dash I had a short circuit and ended up without any dash lights.
Checked all fuses (fuse box under the bonnet) and they are all ok!!!!! To make sure even replace them all!!!!
Stil no dash lights!!! What to do now?