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Car creeps

Trams fail safe comes on and car creeps goes it second gear and runs fine

trying to install new rear seats and seat belts

Oil or trans cooler leaking water in oil oil is chocolate color

i bought a 1993 bmw modle 740 it was turning over but now nothing what could b the problum

leaking what do you suggest?

Changed plugs, coil packs,

I have a 1995 740iL and have not have any problems, it is my wife's car and she only does local driving 50miles max. on Dec 25th we took the car on a long trip and every 100miles the lower radiator hose would come off the radiator neck, I would replace the hose fill the radiator and drive another 100miles, same thing wold happen (speed was about 75mph). Any ideas? i am getting ready to do a combustion leak test (waiting for chemical UV560500).

No leaks anywhere. No white smoke. Engine runs great. Has 212,000 miles.

Shop discovered coolant leaks after valve caskets and crank case was changed last week on my car. They put in a new radiator and I just discovered it is still leaking like the one just changed. What's going on?

The problem happens all the time

132000 mi, radiator replaced

Cant pull out my break light. It seems to be stuck.

Changed fuel filter,still wont start

Screen is black, radio cuts in and out every 2 minutes. HELP

I have a 2001 740 IL i bought it brand new, I only have 90,000 miles on it.

Transmission was acting a little weird
shifting into low gear going up a very slight Incline no need to downshift.

Then one day while I was driving it shifted into low gear I believe it was third gear I was traveling about 45 mph
The rpm's went up to like 3500 so I took my foot off the accelerator and it seemed like I was in second gear so I tried to kick it out by accelerating, Didn't work so I stopped disconnected the battery and it started shifting just fine.

Did diagnostics no codes are showing

So I thought it was just a glitch until I got on the highway traveling about 70 mph going up an incline (Again no need to downshift) It downshifted took my foot off the accelerator and sure enough it was in fourth or third gear.

I shifted into neutral put it back In D
and it was fine for little while and the whole scenario started again.

I change the fluids flushed transmission it was doing good for a couple of days
then it started acting up a little bit.

I feel I was betrayed by my car...!

BMW said it could be the body transmission module $1500 plus labor to install But no guarantees that this will fix the problem or replace the transmission $6000 plus labor.

Can anyone HELP...!

Oh I almost forgot Had a cup of Coke in the cup holder and auto/manual transmission switch got very sticky
I don't know if this has anything to do it.


Radion stays on for a short time. Cuts off. will only come back on if you turn it off and on again.
GPS screen shows lines. If i charge the battery, it will come on but goes out again in an hour or two. I put a new help.

i give the car more gas over fourty it go's away, doesnt happend at high speeds.

Wife got stranded when she heard loud rattling noise and noticed coolant from under front of engine. Then we saw that serpentine belt runs off of water pump-fan pulley. When I put belt back on and re-tension, it runs 1-2 way off as soon as I start the engine. Possible for pulley to come loose and tilt down under pressure?

white smoke at start up then clears up when engine gets warm.oil and water are not mixing

please if some body can give metorque for oil pan bolt?should i use threadlock to bolt blue or red and sequence to tight.
thank you

1. Trunk lid open light comes on, I close it manually now. I don't like doing that because it seems like it takes a lot of force to close it.
2. Battery was disconnected at body repair shop. I tried disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it. Any suggestions?

torque for oil pan bolt. can i use glycerine on gasket

I checked the bulbs and they are ok, all gears work, just no back up lights.

motor oil was in my spark plugs. how do i fix it?

The cable appears to be attached to the release handle but when I pull nothing happens. I have taken of the grills, I can get the passenger side to release but the driver side will not release. If you can give me any advice I would appreciate it. Also any diagrams, that I could use for visual aids would be extremely helpful.

I was driving home and the dash computer screen started to get dim now there are no lights on it at all....could it be a fuse or what else should I look for......????

What does it mean when your site is telling me i need at least 10 characters long. HELP!

My boss bought a bmw 740ill n had to put a shut down switch to cut off all main power time the car cuz if it didn't have that switch you come to a dead battery the next day when you went to fire the car up anyone have any idea why it might not be goin in to sleep mode? This problem happens when the battery is connected to the car but when the battery is hooked up it'll keep a charge

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