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I have a 2002 BMW 325ci and on December 9, 2011, i had work done on it to fix a small problem relating to a oxygen line or something to that effect that had burned out. approximately 2 weeks later, i went to get my car inspected for registration and it failed, as the report read that the evaporative system and the oxygen heat sensor monitors (or something to that effect) "were not ready." the folks told me to continue to drive it in hopes that the drive cycle would take care of this problem.

so, i called the shop that performed the work on the 9th and they said bring it back in. they then found another problem with a line that also dealt with emissions or oxygen (forgive me for my ignorance) and repaired that and told me that this was likely the problem with the monitors not being ready. they also mentioned something about the secondary oxygen pump maybe being the culprit, which i hope its not being that the pump is approx 300. so, my question is why would it take so long for the monitors to be ready after the initial repairs being that i drove the car everyday and put approx 20-25 miles on it per day? also, is there anything that i can do to help to get the monitors ready? is there something else wrong with my car that is causing the monitors to not be ready? Your help would be much appreciated!

auto zone read me these codes P0441, P1353,P1351, p0313,p0492, p0491

Is it like an allen wrench or what? The release button won't open it and I think it needs a key to open it.

How to replace the driver side mirror?

the car light on the dash is always on bc there is not an actuator in the drivers side, but today the little brake lights came on behind the little car "light" and the car's temp is dropping in the mornings and I am putting about 3-4 hundred dollars a month into this care for repairs since I bought in in May of 2011. I don't know whats going on.

This Happened after my car got stuck in snow and i was trying to get out of it. My dad chained my car to his car to help me out.i got out of the snow but the next day it wont move but it starts.

i have just replaced the valve cover gasket for the 2nd time in 6 months. upon removing the old on this time i noticed the person who did the last installation did get all of the old and very hard gasket off. i removed that piece but the leaks seems worse. i have a new oil sending unit but have not installed it yet? 2nd problem is my coolant is disappearing but i can find not visible leaks?
any ideas on the possible solutions.

I got the p0171 and p0174 obd codes, this happened after my car ran out of gas. I've cleaned the MAF sensor, replaced the gas cap and the fuel filter. My thought is the heated oxygen sensors are bad.

replace lines as required. Also, I was told may need to replace "rack and pinion system?

What would that cost?

My car runs great new brakes, and oil service. How much should my 60,000 service cost

Owner's manual says it is the alternator. Is there something simple I can check b4 I take it into the mechanic? Thanks in advance for your wisdom. 97,500 miles

Steering wheel isn't working

There are two rectangular covers on the panels where rear doors would be if the car had them. How do you replace those covers and attach the springs and position the pistons in the springs? A diagram would help.

I know this is a very vague question, but i recently purchased a 2001 BMW 325ci and I noticed a few small oil spots on the driveway. It appears to be forming right under the engine area. again, I know it could be anything form valve cover gasket, to oil cap gasket to oil pan gaskets...etc, I was just hoping someone might be more versed in BMW common problems that may be able to tell me what it could possible be, and how to find out what it is exactly.

small amount of liquid spilled on console and now right rear window doesn't work-help

I am thinking about trading my 2002 V6 Camaro in on a 2001 BMW 325ci. It looks and rides very nice, leather, wood grain shifter, sunroof, the whole nine yards. However, i know my camaro, i have replaced the 02 sensor, mass air flow, fuel filter, pcv valve. The BMW has 140xxx miles and mine has 109xxx. It is silver and beautiful, but i am worried about buying a BMW with so many miles. Anyone have any reason why i shouldn't? Anything specific i should look for or ask before making the deal solid?

all happened about a week ago.sounds like a blown fuse,how do I locate which fuse is blown

my 04 325ci stalled and would not restart next day it started ran fine for a short time stalled and will not restart. no codes

Engine temp slow to rise and a/c is charged but will not cool down cabin is there avalve or damper stuck and if so can it be replaced with minium tools?
Thank you in advance,
Bob T.

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i get a high pitch whisle

How many hours does it take to replace a water pump from a certified mechanic?

What type of bulb for right turn signal ?

after driving on a highway and exited, when i stopped on a red light, the idle speed dropped and the engine stalled. This happened twice. Also when i was driving on a highway and hit rubbernecking traffic, the engine stalled. My nephew who used to work at BMW dealership checked the disa-valve and the fuel fuse which are good. He suggest to replace the idler control valve but it is very expensive. May i know if we are on the right track, or is there any other underlying problem. Please let me know and thank you so much.

I looked in for the fuse in the glove compartment and didn't have one, is there another fuse box? and or a switch module?


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My engine light turns on for a while and then all of a sudden turns off and stays for a long time, what can this be?

Is it necessary to replace the fan clutch motor when replacing the water pump or is the service department trying to rip me off

what kind of coolant and engine oil should i use?