BMW 318i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 318i
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BMW 318i Problemsspinning ignition barrel
If you can spin your key freely in the ignition you need to get the barrel replaced asap, if you wait cuz it still works (is what I did) you will end up unable to turn it to start or shut off the car. The worst part is once this happens if you cannot turn the ign. the entire steering column must be replaced, if you can still turn the key it is a simple fix so do it!!
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.
BMW 318i QuestionsWhen driving, the area around the accelerator heats up..what do you think is the problem? Also, previously my power steering was very hard, i replaced the steering rack but there is no significant change. (1 answer)
I have been looking for the yellow starter relay for over a week. I have checked under the dash and hood nowhere to be found. Car won't start but the lights come on. Key goes all the way through but no crank.