20 Most Recent 1998 BMW 5 Series - Page 5 Questions & Answers

have the dealer read it. 39 doesn't sound right, they're usually more digits

could be a wheel speed sensor.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010

mcdevito75 Here, The mechanics itself even in a BMW are about the same, not putting down BMW though, the mis-fire in 2 cylinders next to each other could be a head gasket, or something related to the ignition system. If you can remove plugs 5 & 6 if they appear white, it"s a head gasket, a little wet with gas then it:s ignition. Have your local auto shop check it out for you.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 06, 2010

idle control valve

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010

the "now wear" relay.

what in the world do you want to wear now?

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

go down to the stree corner, they're giving them away along with free food for the homeless.

BMW are in the same class as the homeless, always looking for something free.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 23, 2010

go to bmwrepairkit.com for the best fix in the nation. for 25 bucks you can fix it. I did. instructional video included so a retarded monkey can fix it.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 20, 2010

the motor isn't bad. it doesn't get enough use to go bad. The clip holding the cable that makes the window go up and down broke.
google: window regulator repair clip 1997 bmw 528i. 97's and 98's are similar. 99 they changed them. they all break. they all break in the same place! It's the clip. 25 bucks order a repair kit from the guy. it's the same work as buying a $150 new regulator that will break again anyway

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 13, 2010

Not much really. I did my son's on the road in 20 degree weather. Remove the fan nut 1.250" wrench...left handed thread with the special tool. Remove fan, and shroud at the same time. Remove belly pan so you can drain the radiator. 16mm socket and 1/2 socket wrench to move the idler pulley tensioner. You move it not remove it. You move it enough to release serpentine tension. Remove belt. and 4 bolts holding the water pump pulley. Now the water pump is exposed. remove the bolts or nuts holding it in. go get some 6mm x 30mm hex bolts and use them to pry out evenly the water pump. That's it. reassemble, don't forget the o-ring.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 13, 2010

Running the A/c in city traffic can cause this. You may nave a fan out. Start the car with out the A/c on, open the hood check the rad. fan, then turn on the A/c and recheck the fan - it should be on now. If not, we have a problem with the fan circuit. Check that and repost.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Jun 12, 2010

you drowned it. did you powerwash the engine compartment? if so you may have killed a main computer or coil pack. spray with wd-40, it will **** the moister out of things.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on May 27, 2010

There is one in the trunk and one in the glove compartment.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on May 21, 2010

Try replacing the battery

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on May 16, 2010

yes there are many different types of coils that you can replace it with, if it were me i would google the thread size to find the same type. if you can't find the same thread then you can replace it with a standard coil

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on May 10, 2010

Take the vehicle to any repair shop

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on May 07, 2010

Go to BMW dealership, with all the proof of ownership papers and they will order you the correct key to start your car. You can not mess with their anti theft proofing and expect it to work. Personally I would say that I got a replacement key cut and lost the old one, thinking that the replacement key was enough to get the car working.... that way they won't laugh at you inside the dealership. You broke the RF, located inside the key cover. Now the only way to fix it is through the BMW dealership, and it is not going to be cheap. But then again, you own a BMW, not exactly a car you buy because it is easy on the pocket book. Good luck

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010

your cars radiator hose is building excessive pressure because the coolant / water could not circulate freely on your cooling system thats why its overheating, try removing the thermostat valve first and observe if it makes a difference, if problem is the same it could be the water pump is the culprit. try eliminating the easy things and less expensive approach first before deciding to top overhaul the engine of your car. a broken head gasket is not enough reason wont blow off your top radiator hose.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010


All 1996 and newer BMW vehicles utilize a "D" style plug-in connector that connects to the code reader. On most vehicles the connector is located under dash board driver's side right under steering column.

Don't forget to rate this answer, Good Luck.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010

problem with service schedule that depend on milleage

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010

No!!! theres a problem, you will need to have the computer scanned,you can go to autozone they will scan it for free, the code will give you a general idea of whays wrong,may be bad gas cap or a bad oxygen sensor.

1998 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

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