BMW 850Ci Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your BMW 850Ci

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BMW 850Ci Problems

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.

Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs

The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.

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BMW 850Ci Questions

RANDOM MISFIRES (1 answer)

RUNS OK SLIGHT ROUGH IDLE REPLACED BANK2 UPSTREAM 02 TESTED INTAKE MANIFOLD W/ PROPANE 02 READING GOES UP ON LEFT BANK CANT SEEM TO PIN POINT INTAKE LEAK CAR HAS 50 K ON IT AND IT IS IMMACULATE ANY INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANKS

Engine shut-off after couple of seconds (1 answer)

Hi, I have a 93 850ci that has problems with the fuel pump and after I replaced it the engine runs for a few seconds and after that it turns off. It seems like some electric relays are shutting off but I am not sure what the exact problem is. If anyone could provide some insight it will be much ...

relay problem (1 answer)

After I start the car the instruments and air conditioning do not work until I rev the engine past about 2500RPM - if it's a relay problem - which relay is it?
Thanks for the service

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BMW 850Ci Recalls

Recall 98V178000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF A COOLANT SYSTEM COMPONENT, SUCH AS A THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP, OR FAN BELT, CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED COOLANT TEMPERATURE AND SYSTEM PRESSURE. IF THE INDICATIONS OF A CRITICAL OVERHEATING CONDITION IS NOT NOTICED B...
Recall 94V017000
THE REMOTE ACTIVATION DEVICE CAN CLOSE WINDOWS AND SUNROOF FROM A DISTANCE GREATER THAN THE MAXIMUM (6 METERS) PERMITTED BY FMVSS NO.118, "POWER OPERATED WINDOW SYSTEMS."

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