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325i locks I just bought this car last week. This morning went out to start it and can't get the ignition key to turn--rocked the steering wheel back and forth with no success--help!!!

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Always remember BMW keys will go in the switch correctly and backwards always keep the BMW emblem on the key facing you when inserting the key this is problematic for many new BMW drivers. This is a service tip.

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Sounds like the key may be worn out..check the appearance of it if it is worn a little smooth that could cause the problem you're describing.

Posted on Apr 28, 2013

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SOURCE: BMW 325i BAD transmission fluid leak/gush

i have to admit without more detail it's hard to say.... my educated guess would be that one of the hoses to the transmission cooler has blow and needs to be replaced. do NOT drive the car till that is done.

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Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 BMW 325i will start but making noise

It might be a faulty power steering pump. Try checking the level of the power steering fluid. It is probably best you have your power steering system checked by a mechanic.

Does the noise occur only when the vehicle is moving?

Try moving the steering wheel from side to side, while stationary (but don't do it too often, or you might damage something). If the noise is still present when the car is stationary, then it probably is the power steering system.

If the noise only occurs while the vehicle is moving, it could be a problem with the differential/final drive, or even wheel bearings.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 BMW 325I Power Steering

when looking at the engine with the hood up, look to the right hand side for something that looks like this (#1 in the pic): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=ET37&mospid=47720&btnr=32_0957&hg=32&fg=20

it will be black in color, but don't confuse it with the oil filter housing. power steering reservoir will have a unique cap (#2 in the pic) that can be removed with your hand. the one that has the large nut on top is the oil filter. remove the cap and put in the correct fluid.

hope this helped.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Can I tow a BMW 325i with SMG transmission in neutral (clutchles)

i wouldn't get all four off the ground. I've never seen a 325 with an smg either.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: car steering wheel locked; car won't start

If this is a floor shifter or center console shifter there is actually a lock release next to the shifter. Look next to the shifter handle and you should see a small square plug in the console remove the plug and you will see a little white button in it this is the shifter release push it and you can move the shifter.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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