Question about BMW X5 Series
This sounds like either a bad sensor has tripped and failed or a good sensor is telling you another component has failed/failing. Marc above is correct but I might add that you can also find a good BMW independent shop that will be cheaper than the dealer and will have the diagnostic equipment needed especially on older BMWs.
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
Could you let me know the error code you are seeing? Failing that, I would take the vehicle to either a local technician with BMW training and testing equipment or I would take the vehicle to the BMW dealer. BMW dealers are the only outlets that have the specific testing units that identify the various system faults.
Of course, if you have the expertise and access to parts, you can purchase a tester from the factory, if they will approve it as the information is proprietary, and handle the repair yourself. Otherwise, let a dealer or factory-trained technician handle it.
Posted on Nov 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like it might be either the fuel filter or the fuel pump, cause if you ran the tank down, you probably had sludge in the bottom of the tank that you sucked into the engine, you can try using a fuel system cleaner, you may have sucked sludge into the injectors running it, Zmax sells a fuel system cleaner, or there is one called RUN RIGHT, I would try putting some of that in letting it sit a few min then after it sat a few to soak in and break down the sludge, then start the car up, kick your idle up to around 1500 RPM do not go higher then that cause you will damage the engine, try that and see if that works for you, if not then I is probably the fuel pump or filter.
hope this helps.
Posted on May 29, 2009
There is a wire harness going to the transmission , you may want to check connection at the transmission itself. Right front corner of the trany , just above a/t flud pan , restricted view because of heat shield. But what you looking for is round electrical plug(about 2in diameter) , if you see any oil or wetness on that plug , you need to change plug adapter. Part is about $10 from dealer.Part # A 203 540 02 53.Mercedes call it a pilot bushing.There are two robber o-rings on it, wich getting old and start leaking oil inside electrical connector.Sometimes it may ruin a/t control module TCM.
Hope that may help.
Posted on May 06, 2010
SOURCE: Car sat in parking lot
It likely had water on the ignition system. The check engine light will flash for misfire. The VSC light is on just because the check engine light is on. You likely have it dried out now and its fine. You just need to clear the codes. Autozone will do this for free.
Posted on May 30, 2011
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