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answered Good resources for BMW repair, diagrams? Besides Mechanics.stackexchange.com
Jan
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comment Car is frozen. cannot start
Sounds like the starter isn't turning over at all, yes? Either the starter has failed (new starter time) or it is jammed somehow (engine physically frozen).
Jan
26
comment Auto transmission shifting late, staying in low gear
Check the fluid level. Also have a garage or parts store (Pep Boys, Autozone, etc) check the codes with their reader and see if anything comes up.
Jan
26
comment Pressing brake pedal during vehicle operation feels “choppy” ?
You should definitely get it fixed. Having the brakes jerk the steering and suspension around can eventually damage things, making the repairs much more expensive than just rotors + pads.
Jan
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comment Pressing brake pedal during vehicle operation feels “choppy” ?
Also, note that some rotors are not thick enough to be turned.
Jan
26
answered Reading ABS diagnostic codes on a Volvo 940
Jan
26
comment BMW 330xi car keys dead
True, although if his keys are only 5 years old the batteries are likely still ok if the are rechargeable. The batteries in my E39 keys will be 11 this spring and they're still working.
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comment What is this panel on the front of BMWs for?
IIRC, they are also used as tie-down points when the cars are on a cargo ship.
Jan
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answered BMW 330xi car keys dead