2002 BMW 5 Series - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

5w 30 is much thinner than 10w 30. Most newer vehicles require 5w30

I personally like synthetic oils because the viscocity adjusts with the temperature in all climates and weather. No need to change every season

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018 | 636 views

if the battery is ok
then please look into starter motor
they are known to go bad.

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 06, 2018 | 240 views

At very cheap rates you can go for manuals from this store. Just check
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2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 05, 2018 | 75 views

The oil is not the problem, but you should change the fluid. Please have your computer scanned and post yhe trouble codes here.

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017 | 179 views

Read and check this link out. Car was throwing codes DISA valve

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 17, 2017 | 361 views

THe microfilter is just the filter. The oil filter is available off the shelf at advance auto parts. It's the original equipment German brand, "Mann". It's about $12.00. The price of $300 you were quoted is more the range for a transmission oil change, not engine oil.

Don't be confused about the word"microfilter". Again, it just means the filter, same as any other car.

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 16, 2017 | 64 views

unable to understand

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Dec 04, 2016 | 56 views

Check fuse number 5 and fuse number 15 in the glovebox.

For more help i suggest click the link below and follow the troubleshooting steps:

This will help.Thanks.

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 11, 2016 | 1,405 views

The lock rods have fallen off the handle mechanism. Remove the inner panel and reconnect

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on May 04, 2016 | 18 views

It could be any number of things you will nee the codes read to be sure. If yor mileage is near one of the recommended services points 50,000, 100,000 or 150,000 this could be the cause. Again you won't know or sure ill codes are read Good Luck With This

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 14, 2016 | 2,121 views

James, I believe this is the indicator lamp for the Automatic Stability Control plus Traction/Dynamic Stability Control. If the lamp stays on after the car starts, the system is deactivated. This means that the system is malfunctioning or has been deactivated with the button. The button is above and to the left of the left cup holder and should turn the light off (ie: activate the system). If it doesn't, you probably have a malfunction and should consult a Service Tech. Hope this helps. Phil

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on May 22, 2015 | 160 views

What exactly is broken and where? Do you have a picture? Has the cylinder head been repaired? Is the correct procedure followed when installing the cam?

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Oct 15, 2014 | 88 views

nope - if air mass is faulty then bes buy a new one ... or a tested 2nd hand one

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Oct 11, 2014 | 252 views

grip cable with a vicegrip and pull

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 18, 2014 | 711 views

Blown fuse

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 02, 2014 | 19 views

Watch the video on Parasitic Current Drain Tests

You not going to have specs

Just need to leave the doors closed, so all
modules can go to sleep

You will need a wiring diagram, if your over 50
to 70 Milliamps

Have to be in series with either battery cable &
on the milliamp scale

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014 | 183 views

As long as all the battery problems are fixed, the most likely cause is a damaged key. There is a computer circuit in the head of the key. If that is damaged or you replaced the key recently the key will need to be replaced and or reprogrammed.

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 19, 2014 | 21 views

You need to be a bit more specific. Did the amber temperature/fan speed display stop working or did all functions stop as well? The control units are prone to fail on these cars as is just the display. There is also a control modules that can go bad as well. Repair of the module is not cost-effective option. I would first suggest having the BMW codes scanned and then replace the offending control or module with a used one. Part will be less than $100 plus you and cost for running codes.

Good luck,

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014 | 62 views

You probably need to have your tires aligned, do you rotate them at all every 6 months or so?

2002 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014 | 41 views

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