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BMW 318is Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- jonnywalker and 1 other

transmission keep switching from automatic to manual. Most of the time when reaching a stop sign and below 10 miles per hour. Otherwise transmission runs very well

BMW 318is Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 1991

Summary: DURING TESTING, INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DRIVER-SIDE KNEE BOLSTER PREVENTED STEERING COLUMN FROM MOVING FORWARD AS DESIGNED TO ABSORB IMPACT ENERGY FROM DRIVER DUMMY.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 4, 1993

Summary: THE MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND A RESULTING INCREASE IN SYSTEM PRESSURE.

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Drive Train, February 7, 1992

Summary: THE CRANKCASE VENTILATION SYSTEM, VENTED INTO THE INTAKE TRACT OF THE ENGINE AT THE BELLOWS BOOT AHEAD OF THE THROTTLE HOUSING, ALLOWS WARM WATER VAPOR FROM THE CRANKCASE VENT TO CONDENSE AND FREEZE IN THE COLDER BELLOWS BOOT WHEN THE AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE IS 15 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR LESS. THE BUILD UP OF ICE CAN DISLODGE AND MOVE INTO THE THROTTLE HOUSING, PREVENTING THE THROTTLE PLATE FROM FULLY CLOSING WHEN THE DRIVER RELEASES THE GAS PEDAL.

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Engine, June 25, 1994

Summary: FEED FUEL HOSES CAN HARDEN AND "SET" OVER TIME, ALLOWING A SEEPAGE OF FUEL AT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HOSE AND THE ENGINE FITTING. THE CLAMP USED TO HOLD THE HOSE TO THE FITTING IS UNABLE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE HARDENING OF THE FEED FUEL HOSE.

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Engine, August 29, 1994

Summary: THE ADHESIVE MATERIAL OF THE TWO PIECE THROTTLE BODY HEATER MIGRATES INTO THE CIRCULATION CHAMBER CAUSING BUILD UP OF IMPURITIES AND RESTRICTION OF FLOW WITHIN THE CHAMBER. THIS CONDITION AND WATER VAPORS FROM THE CRANK THAT FREEZES AT LOW AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURES PREVENTS THE THROTTLE PLATE FROM CLOSING AS THE DRIVER RELEASES THE GAS PEDAL, CAUSING LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL.

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BMW 318is Questions and Answers

corina, 1991 BMW 318is, Honolulu, HI

I also need a diagram of the whole bmw motor please labled?

gman1, 1993 BMW 318is, Dothan, AL

Did not drive car for two weeks. started to crank engine last night but had no clutch pressure to disengage transmission. what could cause this.

TEW, 1993 BMW 318is, Alameda, CA

Will this code cause problems with auto locks and transmission torque converter. How to replace ECU?

DOCTUS, 1993 BMW 318is, Beverly Hills, CA

i left the car for about 4 hours went back to check it out and it still wont start. it kicks over fine but thats all. how can i fix my problem?

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BMW 318is Reviews

Dependable but you need to keep up the front control arms and rotors.

actually i have a question and cant get an answer with out paying a web sight and i dont have the money to do that my car wont start and i wanted to know how to by pass the securiety box can anyone help me my number is 541 852 8442 or e mail me at yegmo@yahoo.com please thanks all

Hello,
I own a bmw318is ,automatic transmission, error light goes on when increasing revs ,even in stationary condition ,then transmission goes in protection mode (3 rd gear)
Could any person help me to identify the problem ?

I already changed the filter and filled transmission with dexrion III oil ,but no result.

Many thanks on forehand

Jean ,brasil, rio de janeiro

MY CAR ENGINE GETTING TO HOT, AND FAN NOT ON

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