20 Most Recent 1998 BMW 316i Automatic Questions & Answers

Stock replacement Bosch or NGK plugs are pregapped so they don't need to be gapped. Gaps are usually .035 if its a single electrode...Where you buy your pluge can tell you for sure.

1998 BMW 316i... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016

Cooling fan does need to be working. It could be a bad fan or the cooling fan sensor.

1998 BMW 316i... | Answered on Oct 27, 2014

Not entirely sure what you're trying to ask, so I'll take a shot in the dark. maybe you're asking - "what model years was the BMW 316i produced?"

If so, it was produced 1990-1993 (with a 99hp engine) and from
1994-1998 (with a 101hp engine). More here:

1998 BMW 316i... | Answered on Feb 28, 2013

test fuel pressure..

1998 BMW 316i... | Answered on Dec 23, 2012


The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems.

1998 BMW 316i... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012

Do you have power and ground to the coil ?

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017

disconnect negative battery few minutes

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017

Bearing noises in a clutch system are easily distinguished by running a few simple tests. Start the engine and leave the transmission in neutral. If a transmission makes noise when it is in neutral it is often a worn input shaft bearing. Now depress the pedal until the clutch just engages. This is the point where the release bearing is just contacting the pressure plate fingers. If you begin to hear a squealing sound this is likely a worn release bearing. If a whirling noise is present when the clutch pedal is fully depressed it is probably the pilot bearing.

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016

Start simple. Get some alcohol and clean around the button. If the motor makes any noise then the motor is probably good. It is possible the window could be off the track which would entail removing the inner door panel. Try watching YouTube videos:

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2015

If you do not have an instruction book, ask google.

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Mar 19, 2015

Most likely fault due to lack of fuel supply to engine. Make sure there is fuel in the tank. Check fuse for fuel pump relay, check fuel pump relay clicks when switched on. Check power is going to fuel pump (voltmeter is easiest). Check fuel pump is running (listen to pump).

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Jan 23, 2015

You'll want to replace the lock cylinder.

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Jan 24, 2014

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