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BMW 323i Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your BMW 323i

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a BMW 323i is between $645 and $788 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

BMW Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2000 BMW 323i
Head Gasket Replacement
$1874 - $4344
1998 BMW 323i
Radiator Replacement
$488 - $640
1998 BMW 323i
Clutch Replacement
$850 - $1206
2000 BMW 323i
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$211 - $267
1998 BMW 323i
Water Pump Replacement
$330 - $419

BMW 323i Problems

Blower Final Stage Fan Resistor May Fail

The blower final stage fan resistor is known to fail. Symptoms are the heater fan speed varies regardless of the setting, the fan will not turn off when the car is switched off, or the fan will not switch on at all.

Clunk or Jolt Felt in Steering Due to Worn Bushings in Front Suspension

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushingsoften referred to as thrust rod bushingsis moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

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.

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BMW 323i Questions

What type of coolant do I use for my 1999 323i BMW (1 answer)

I opened my radiator cap and there looks like no coolant level? Just purchases the car

My dashboard began to blink continuously where the information is displayed! (1 answer)

My car continued to drive normally, but the display that shows temp/miles/time/etc. was flashing with nonsense. I turned my car off and turned my lights off, which stopped the issue temporarily before starting again. I have also noticed that it is becoming more difficult to unlock my doors manu...

When I am already moving and I hit the gas it sounds like my clutch slips. Is it (1 answer)

Is it the clutch or the shifter solenoid? It only does it when I put my foot into it. Please help because the price for just the clutch alone is $600 and I can just imagine how much the labor will be. I am mechanically inclined with almost all vehicles but this is my first bmw.

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BMW 323i Recalls

Airbag Inflator Concern

Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. BMW dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Recall 02V223000
ON CERTAIN 4-DOOR PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SIDE AIR BAG SYSTEM COULD DEPLOY IN CERTAIN NON-CRASH IMPACTS, SUCH AS WHEN CONTACTING LARGE POTHOLES OR CURBS AT SUBSTANTIAL SPEEDS.
BMW Recalls 2000 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series Due to Brake Light Failure

The brake light switch may fail and stick in the "brake lamps on" or "brake lamps off" position. Inaccurate illumination of brake lights could lead to an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the brake lamp switch with a new improved part.

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BMW 323i Reviews

Hi all. Bought my first 2000 BMW 323i w/ the sports package back in November. Great car for a 3 series. After doing a ton of research on them, I found repairs can get costly. I bought a brand new cooling system over hull kit for under $500. Comes with everything you need. Upgraded brakes. Bought stainless steel braided brake line hoses and loaded calipers. Cost around $1000 Wheel bearing,...
I drive a bmw323i but has recently replaced the engine with a 325i. die crank sensors are differant located. we bought a new crank sensor that works from the front pulley on the 325i. we started the engine but it has n missfire. we can ref the car up till 2000 rpm but more that that, the engine starts to stall. could the wiring of this sensor be differant that the old sensor and now gives the w...
Hi Everyone, I purchased a 2000 323i really nice car(White Exterior). I've had a few problems that cost me a pretty penny. I have a problem with starting it. I turned the key and it just keep turning over and after waiting a few seconds I try to start again and it works after that. Can anyone tell me what could possibly be going on. I also have a problem with leaking when it rains th...

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