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It sounds like the water pump is not working. Google your make and model with the words 'water pump repair' after it, if you want to try repair yourself. Otherwise take it to a mechanic you know and trust

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on May 09, 2017


On the ouside of the transmission case.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Feb 24, 2017


If yu mean the car is pulling to one side while driving, that means you have problems with a drive component for alignment. It could be a number of things and is not something to take lightly, have it checked by a professional for your safety. Take it to someone that specializes in alignments.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Oct 08, 2015


i am attaching an image of the power steering reservoir, the hose that comes after the power steering pump is the side of which there is pressure(that is the power steering pressure hose) the hose that is connected directly to the reservoir is the return hose .
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2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Sep 05, 2015


If you're going out to the car and discovering the battery discharged while it was parked, you might have a power lock hanging up and never turning off. Power windows may do this also - if you have one window that cannot be partially closed, but always goes all the way, and the others do not act the same, then that would be the first thing to check.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Jul 15, 2015


left side abs, center: engine, right side all the intake crap,

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on May 02, 2015


These are not fully sealed housings.
They have two vents on the back side.
However, if the rubber seal on the top that covers the seam for the front and back is poor/leaking, that leads to too much water getting in to vent out.
Inspect integrity of the housing. Make sure everything is sound. If something looks like it might allow water to bleed in, use some silicone sealant (heck, even duct tape) to cover the area.
Inspect the vents and make sure they are not blocked somehow.
Give it some good, hot summer days in the sun (I know, we all need some of those) or drive with the lights on to heat up the housings and vent that moisture out.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Mar 19, 2015


Hi,I know this is not what you asked but to save making a mistake the AA,RAC,or some one like that,they have a thing where they do a compleat check on the car you wish to buy,if the seller has nothing to hide he wont mind some one looking over the car properly, if you dont want to do that then the best advice I can give is to first make shore that the car in question has all the papper work of eney work that has been done on the car in its life(old mots exc,bills for work done look for eney advicerys from the last mot)service histery is a must,ask the seller if every thing works properly,you want to check the oil it should be a goldy brown,not black,check the engine bay to check if there is eney oil leaks from the engine,(its ok to be dirty but should be dry),If a automatic check the auto-fluid,(it should be a redy coulor and it should not smell like somthing has been burnt),some times with the body work there is repairs that are exceptable wich have been repaird properly,but some are not,(look under the bonnet near the lights just to see if there is eney metal thats been repared,same with the boot.
I hoped that this might inlighten you for just some of the pitfulls,I wish you all the best in finding your car,all the best.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


You might want to go to an AutoZone they might do it for you for free if you ask them for help. Answer right fender side, cap says brake fluid.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Feb 14, 2015


The P0500 code indicates a problems with the ABS system. If you have recently replaced wheel sensors, it sounds like one or more may be disconnected or flaky.

From datsc.com:
What does this mean? OBD Code P0500refers to
Basically this means that the vehicle's speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working properly.
Symptoms Possible sumptoms of OBD code P0500
loss of anti-lock brakes the "anti-lock" or "brake" warning lamps on the dash may be lit the speedometer or odometer may not work properly (or at all) your vehicle's RPM limiter may be decreased the shifting of an automatic transmission may become erratic other symptoms may also be present
Causes Possible causes of OBD code P0500
A code P0500 may mean that one or more of the following has happened: The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not reading (functioning) properly There is a broken/frayed wire leading to the vehicle speed sensor The vehicle's PCM is not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle
Possible Solutions The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back. Next, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the speed sensor. The location of the sensor depends on your vehicle. The sensor could be on the rear axle, transmission, or perhaps the wheel hub (brake) assembly. If the wiring and connectors are OK, then check the voltage at the speed sensor. Again, the exact procedure will depend on your make and model of vehicle. If everything looks OK, replace the sensor.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Feb 13, 2015


The seat will only go as high as it does. Very sorry to say there is an aftermarket device, it's called a booster seat. We have some ladies that put a pillow (cushion?) on the seat to get a little extra height.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Jan 20, 2015


P1188 is a fault on the pre-cat o2 sensors (reading out of scale)

Most common problem is an air leak into the engine (failed gasket or vacuum hose) or faulty air flow meter. I would not replace the o2 sensors until the other things have been checked first (10 years as a mechanic I have only ever replaced 2).

Check your engine for sucking noises, broken vacuum lines, etc. otherwise a mechanic will need to read the live data from the Air flow meter. Bosch AFM unit should hit around 500 on that model at full throttle.

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Jan 20, 2015


Possible faulty ignition switch. common problem on ALL bmw's.

You need to check you are getting power at the crank wire when you try to crank the engine. Also check that the crank signal (12v) is also getting to the starter (could be dodgy wire between ignition and starter).

2000 BMW 528i | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

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