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Sounds like the tracking is out.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010


there are special dealer tools required for this and would be very difficult with out them you must obtain a t 20 torx screw driver up to 8 in + to release the handle, open the door and at he latched side you will see black plastic body plugs use a flashlight to see inside, move handle back and forth to see screw operation

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010


remove top engine cover, 4 t 30 screws and then pull off both covers on top of valve covers to expose spark plug coils, disconnect and remove all 8,a 5/8 spark plug socket and a combination of extensions will allow removal of plugs, torque to 30 nm and re install in reverse order

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010


Under the back seat

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 25, 2010


Drivers side under the dash against the side panel in front of the door.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010


It is very important that the engine not overheat! The head can crack and this would be very bad.
I think your car is too new to need a new radiator.
Make sure the coolant level is correct.
Check the thermostat housing for leaks.
When the engine is hot, check if the fan clutch is locked up and actually driving the fan. Turn the engine off and grab the fan and try to turn it. It should turn stiffly. If it spins freely the fan clutch is dead.
It is possible that the water pump impeller has failed, especially if it is a plastic one.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010


hi these cars are fitted with rev limiters, if you try to take the car over the red line, it will limit the car so as to not over rev the engine, if however you are not getting to the red line on the rev counter, then the limiter may be faulty, the only way to find this out would be through the dealers sorry....hope this helps sorta..please vote thanks

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010


hi did they reset the light when they done the oil change? if not then that is the reason why it is still on, but to be honest, having low oil does not normally make the check engine light come on, you normally have an icon that looks like an oil filler can come on the dash when it is low on oil, this might be an underlying fault like an 02 sensor or MAF sensor that sort of thing, you would need to get it to a garage that has diagnostic equipment to do this for you...hope this helps

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010


5eb3 is a DSC-sensor power supply and the 5f3a is a transfer case malfunction. hope this helps

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 20, 2010


get a long screwdriver or crowbar, a blanket or thick towel,and bend the top of the door out as far as you need to get a wire coathanger in to retrieve keys.if you stand at the door and insert bar at about 40 degrees toward you and ask a friend to use the wire it is simple a matter of using the towel to stop paint damage.hope not to see you doing this in a parking lot........

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 20, 2010


yhan your altinator is not properly grounded

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 09, 2010


the light sensor is located up under the black plastic cover around the rear view mirror mount. from the outside of the vehicle, look at the rear view mirror area. you should see a purple / blue square (2" x 3") that is the rain sensor, right beside it should be a small clear round circle this is you light sensor. in the day light with the car running, place a dark piece of tape over it and you lights should come on. as far as the fuse goes...sorry don't know.
hope this helps

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 09, 2010


Just double check the tyre pressure as per specification and reset the the Tyre Pressure Monitor system. Also make sure no Tyre punture on it.

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010


check your tires first, if it out of balance the it would do that

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Mar 01, 2010


that is the secondary air sensor malfunctioning. that if you locate the mass airflow sensor, then the secondary sensor that is causing the trouble code is located on the opposing side of the engine. it can be replaced for under $100

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 23, 2010


usually spark plugs,wires if you have any.oil change if you havent done it,air filter,fuel filter check fluids ,brakes

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 12, 2010


yes it sound like the fuse the fuse some time is the same a the ac fuse your fuse panel should tell you what fuse it is

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Feb 04, 2010


Not sure this is gonna work with your car but with a lot of european cars you do this: With ignition off push and hold tripmeter reset button. While holding button in turn ignition on. Continue holding button in . After a few seconds meter should start counting backwards Hold button in till it reaches zero
Hope this works Cheers

2004 BMW 5... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010

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