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i bought a 2002 330xi and had it for three days, i noticed it shifted hard into second gear but today i was driving uphill and i just lost power. it felt like the transmission was slipping, i was still able to accelerate but just about half as fast as normal. a light on the dash came on that was like a gear with a "!" inside of it. it did this then when i turned off the car for about 10 minutes it stopped doing that. and then it did it again and when i shut the car off again it stopped, any help witht this thankyou.

Only the red battery light comes on. No other lights on the panel as described in some of the questions. I presently have the battery charging. Is it possible it's the battery or could it be another issue?

I replaced the output shaft seal from the transfer case to the front, drained and replace the TC oil with oil from BMW, now the car is not going into low gear when I try to drive off from a stop.

Any help will be welcomed!

With the issues concerning the axels/cv boots that keep coming up with the 330xi, is the 330i a better bet expense-wise?
If I find a used 330xi that already had the axels/cv boots fixed somewhere b/t 60K and 90k, is the problem likely fixed for another 50k miles or so, or is this sometimes a continual problem?

can you tell me where to add transmission fluid in my 2004
bmw 330xi

I was doing some research online, and came across the recall for this model's tail light assembly. So I gave my local dealership a call, BMW of Murray. The assistant manager of the service department told me the recall item I asked about was previously replaced while my car was in the shop, back in October 2013. I was actually pretty surprised by this news; I had no idea that it was even done. I don't even remember it being on the paper work for that appointment (but I'll have to look into that!) The gentleman I was speaking with, stated without out looking at the car in person, he'd assume that is was a light control module.

Has anyone come across this at all? So the driver's rear park lamp will flicker while the car is off and with no key in the ignition and sporadic; when the car also encounters participation, i.e. snow, rain, sleet or ice; the dash indicators which tell you when there's a parking/head light bulb burnt out will light up. Which would indicate that there's bulbs burnt out. Only the front passage side park light indicator and the rear driver side park light indicator will turn on and has been consistent with each winter storm that passes through. All this happens when there's not even a burnt out bulb. This will remain the same until the car drys off and out in a couple of days... then every thing is back to normal agian!

I just had to replace the gas filter and fuel pump.It was driving fine then suddenly it lost power would't accererate and all the lights on the dash lit up.It then stalled.I restarted it and the traction control light, brake light one other lite came on.It would then accelerate.I pulled over shut it off and restarted it.All the lights went off and it ran normal. I scanned for codes and got code 1638.

Trying to find wiring schematic for this issue. Any ideas?

we re-connected the plug next to the shifter that illuminates the shift position ie=
now when in park and the key removed the light will not go out.. Is it supposed to stay on or do we have a problem?

cv boots cracked

I turned in to a parkinlot and it felt like my tire was comming off and a loud noise came from the left side of the car and came to a stop and wont move every time I put my foot on the gas it wont go and I get loud noises .

How difficult is it to replace with a new thermostat? I have some mechanical ability but haven't worked on this car other than changing the oil and filter myself.

It says something about the temperature not being at normal

the rear passenger side? Now after body damage fixed my car is making a serious noise in the front left. The person who hit me was on the rear passenger side that damaged the rear wheet that had to be replaced. Please help, the person who hit me her insurance company is giving me tough time and saying it is not due to accident. My car was not making any such noise before the accident and had all four new tires with less than 1000 miles on each. I appreciate your answer and time.

While driving, the car started beeping, the oil light came on and all dials went to zero. The odometer also reset itself to zero miles driven and it no longer reads the outside temperature. The car never shut off and after that one 5 second incident, never happened again. Hoping someone could make some suggestions or she d little light on the issue. Thanks!

is the tbs located on the throttle body

what tools are needed and how long is job

I did the oil chqnge already. How do i reset it.

i replaced my coolant expansion tank and replaced the automatic thermastat in the expansion tank. got everything hooked back up and ran my car and it started to overheat. How do i know when the bleeder valve is done bleeding out the air?

is there anything else i should know before doing this?

The 2001 BMW 330XI was running and lost and power. I checked the OBD codes and it said P1083, P0171,PO174 AND PO5OO. Can you tell me what you think. I was told it may be the purge solenid valve

I think it has something to do with automatic mirror adjustment but it continues when I put it in drive and until car is driven a few minutes. It can't be normal.

After a big rain storm, we started the car and the speakers made a fuzzy crackling sound and then stopped working. The dealership said the amplifier needs to be replaced. I am wondering if this is the most likely diagnosis, and how much it should cost. They said the part is very expensive but the labor is not much.

Lately, hearing a squeak in front driver's side tire every time the vehicle is moving. Every time the wheel gets to a certain rotation tire it seems to make a noise and it's starting to increase in notability. Have removed the tire but did not see any possible leaks. Also, tried shaking tire to see if it was the tire rod, but it seemed to be solid. It does not seem to be the brakes since the noise does not occur/intensifies when braking. I think it might be the hub bearings but still would like to hear from others.

where is it located at im really having issues

I have replaced strutts before, just never on a BMW.. Not sure if there is a big difference or not.. Never replaced a control arm, im sure I can figure it out.. Just wanna know how much of a headache its going to be.

I was told to open the gas cap again and close it after driving for a while, which it does work after I open it and close it at least twice and the light goes on, but I don't want this to continue, do I have to buy a new gas cap or it may be something else.