BMW 740i Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 740i

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BMW 740i Problems

gas gauge stopped working after fuel pump and fuel filter was repaired

1995 BMW 740i, One day while driving my car died. It would restart but was not getting gas. Battery cable was taken off during the process of elemination trying to figure out what was wrong with the car. I took my car to the local BMW shop the diagnosis was the fuel pump and fuel filter needed to be repaired. After the repair work the following day i filled my gas tank but my gas guage never moved. my gas light remains on..what could have caus...

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.

Alignment/Tire Wear Issue Due to Worn Rear Lower Ball Joints

The rear lower ball joints may wear causing alignment and tire wear issues as a result of the excessive play in these joints. Our technicians tell us a 4wheel alignment should be performed after ball joint replacement.

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BMW 740i Questions

Engine misfiring on Bank 1 possibly due to timing problem. Could be timing guild (1 answer)

Replaced 20+ items on engine and it still runs rough as though it wants to stall out, it has left me stranded a couple times. The most likely problem is the timing chain rail is broken and maybe the tensioner and/or the gear and or vanos timing. Need to remove front of engine and replace problem...

What is my best option if I need to replace the alternator in my 2000 name 740i? (2 answers)

The car has 223,000 miles on it and I have already replaced battery, water pump, and fuel pump.

what would happen if a person disconnected the battery with out a power saver? (1 answer)

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BMW 740i Recalls

The Auxiliary Water Pump May Smolder and/or Catch Fire

On vehicles equipped with an 8 or 12 cylinder turbocharged engine, the circuit board for the electric water pump may overheat. This could lead to smoldering of the pump and/or an electrical fire in the engine compartment. Dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump to correct this concern.

Recall 01V206000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ENGINE AUXILIARY/COOLING FAN OPERATION, INCLUDING VARIABLE SPEED, IS ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED. FAILURE OF THE FAN MOTOR CAN CAUSE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY OF THE FAN CONTROL UNIT TO OVERLOAD AND FAIL, CAUSING THE FAN TO STOP OPERATING.
Recall 01V001000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 18-INCH TIRES. (18-INCH TIRES ARE STANDARD EQUIPMENT ON THE M5 AND OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON THE 7-SERIES MODELS). THE MACHINE USED TO MOUNT AND INFLATE THE TIRES ON THE WHEELS AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE SIDEWALL OF ONE OR MORE ...

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BMW 740i Reviews

Picked this dream car up with 39,000 orign. miles like new in and out. Had a brake job done 6 months ago. Now when parked over night when you back up you hear a very loud noise when you first applie the brakes. the nosie Can be heared inside the house. The brakes work fine. Is it the park brake ?/ Cable, Shoes ?
I purchased my 1998 740i in 2005 with 69K. I was hesitant about buying a car online. I had to fly 900 miles to pick up the car. That 900 mile drive back home convinced me that BMW is the “Ultimate Driving Machine.” At one point I was driving and bonding with the car, then I looked at the speedometer and I was going 105 mph. (That’s how we roll in Texas). I couldn’t believe that I was driving ...
My alarm will come on while i am driving and don't know what to do In need of any kind of help

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