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Heater core is cloged. Try flushing the anti freeze and changing the thermostat

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 04, 2013

There is a small set screw that holds the mirror to the small metal button. Most vehicles use a small Phillips screw but some use a Hex Key Wrench (Allen Wrench) type screw. Slide the mirror off the button. Make sure not to remove the glue before you put the button back on. Trace around the glue with a grease pencil on the outside of the windshield before you remove it. So you know exactly where to replace the button. You can buy a Rear View Mirror Adhesive Kit for around five dollars.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012

Your friend is on a fishing trip

If you have no factory diagnostic manuals &
trouble charts to follow you don't know the system
you trying to fix

If you have a smoke machine it would be good to get some
practice with it for an Evap issue & codes

What is happening is that person does not know that codes
do not tell you what is wrong or what to replace,you have to
component test for that

A code is just a sensor reporting a fault,not always a failed

You have to find out why the fault occurred & do not always
need a part replaced

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012

If ur radio is bad maybe your antener has come lose at rear of head unit... some systems also earth through the antener so this could cause it to shut off. Hope this helps.. Craig

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012

Try cleaning or replacing air mass flow sensor... (or clean but a dirty one usually results in car running unsmooth. not, not starting.. hope this helps... Craig

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012

Either you need a fluid flush and new filter or you have a bad solenoid on the tranny which isn't letting it shift properly

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012

may be you should to reset the ecu
so you can do it in a garage or you can do it by yourself
if you want to solve it by yourself you need a tool
and you can click here: ecu chip tuning tools

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 09, 2012

Sounds like a probem in the Starter on it,

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Nov 08, 2012

When the service engine soon light (Also called the check engine light or engine management light) is turned on this is to alert you to the fact that Powertrain Control Module (computer) has detected a failure somewhere in the systems it controls you may not feel any difference in the way the engine runs, this can be the transmission or the engine or emission system, there are fault codes set in the modules memory for these faults. What needs to happen now is to have the powertrain control module scanned with a special tool called an OBD2 electronic engine control scanner or a OBD2 code reader. Once the code(s) are read then you must perform the diagnostics for each code and make the appropriate repairs based on the findings of the diagnosis that was performed, this is called doing "Pinpoint" testing.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Sep 26, 2012

Go here to download the factory manual for a small fee.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 24, 2012

use a test light or a volt meter while the key is on

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Aug 16, 2012

Make sure it is not the steering wheel lock. Partially turn the wheel while trying key.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 17, 2012

P0733 definition is incorrect 3rd gear ratio. when this code comes on or any CK engine light. ABS, TRAC,( if equipt) are disabled, You mainly have a transmission failure. Your solution is a good transmission.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 26, 2012

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