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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By leejim
Hi I don't have a sunroof deliberately made sure...

Hi I don't have a sunroof deliberately made sure of that.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By leejim
Sunroof problems

Hi also if the Sunroof leaks which most seem to the water gets into the spare wheel well and next thing the air compressor is buggered and other wiring to . Big bucks then. ***313;
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By leejim
Seal it up get rid of the wiring , there more...

Seal it up get rid of the wiring , there more trouble than they are worth.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By leejim
4x4 Fail safe light.

Hi I would check Alternator out put and battery condition first. I know it doesn't sound right but they do some funny things with low voltage problems. Needs to be putting out 14.2 volts at least....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By leejim
Trans fluid change.

Hi you certainly should have the fluid changed. I would get a good transmission place to do it and have them flush it out with the proper eqt gets all the old oil from Torque converter to. I had...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-15-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By leejim
No Drive

Hi sounds to be right as previous chap said, drive shaft into front diff or from transfer box splines worn out. Or could be transfer box plates or chain ? :mad: Wish you could fix my body, Id fix...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By leejim
Good news for a change !!

Hi all I seem to read on this site is some people grumbling about our wonderful X5s. Well mine is 05 4.4 and at 231,000k is still a absolute pleasure to drive. I just did a 2150 k trip and it never...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-12-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By leejim
Ignition keys.

Hi the Ignition keys have a Long Life Rechargeable battery which is automatically recharged as the key is in the ignition switch while the car is being driven. See Owners Handbook for vehicle Page...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-03-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,424
Posted By leejim
A/C repair.

Hi I would take it to the Air Con shop and get some one who knows what the are doing. It will cost you more just throwing parts at it williy nilly. Why do some people hate to spend money to pay a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By leejim
Wheel wobble.

Are you sure one of your front tyres has unusual wear on one side ? Maybe a wavy pattern ? This would cause it to come up thru the steering. Balancing would not help or stop it either. Just a thought.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By leejim
Vacum Pump.

On my 05 4.4 the vacum pump has only one line to it the main large hose going to the top. It is about 13mm dia rubber and connects to the steel line nothing else. It has a rubber cover over the other...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By leejim
Vacum pump.

On my engine it Sits on the driver's side, some cars are RHD you see.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-20-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By leejim
Vacum pump.

No it doesn't. It is a breather and just ends there by the power steering pump.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-14-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By leejim
BMW for life.

My X5 4.4 05 is the best car I have ever owned for driving. It has done 228,000 kilometers now. If I sell it I will definitely get another one newer of course or an X6. Other than alternator and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By leejim
Power steer belt.

Hi I would back the tensioner of and take your belt of for proper inspection . Then spin the tensioner pulley to make sure it is free and the bearings are not noisy. Check the other pulleys also for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By leejim
Buy an X5 .

Hi the only minor problem I had with my Auto Trans was at about 180,000 kilometers it started holding on in some higher gears a bit more than usual but only when cold . Once hot no problem. I had the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By leejim
High speed tuning?

Hi in the owners handbook specs for my 05 X5 4.4 it says top speed 210 kph . Then it says High speed tuning 240 kph ? What is this High speed tuning ? Is the OBC setting the top speed? Can you fool...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-13-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By leejim
Model to buy.

Hi the 04 and on has the updated motor, not only more power but many changes for the good, the main one being the timing chain guides which gave expensive trouble on the early engine. There are also...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-09-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By leejim
Hi my advice is get an 04 or later believe me.

Hi my advice is get an 04 or later believe me.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-07-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 80,812
Posted By leejim
Transmission Fail Safe light on dash.

If I was you I would get the Alternator out put checked. Easy to do just hook a Voltmeter to terminals under bonnet Start motor and at about 2-3000 rpm should be charging about 14.2 to 14.4 volts. If...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-01-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By leejim
Temp needle.

Hi my E53 4.4 V8 runs slap in the middle and never moves even when towing caravan or 23ft boat. Great car best Iv;e ever owned . Had Pajero's before no end of heating trouble towing same boat.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By leejim
Diff drain plug.

Hi I changed the oil in my front diff, but it is very hard to get the drain plug out ( very little room between diff and subframe) I made up a tool, just get a very short bolt with a 14mm head which...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By leejim
Keep or sell?

Hi, if you read you owners handbook it tells you how to reset your service light, easy least ! :thumbup: If you don't like the X5 and begrudge spending any money best you sell it why ask us ?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By leejim
No Air Con fan.

At least if you strait wire it as Munga suggested and it goes you will know its not the Fan motor.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By leejim
Hi try swapping front wheels to rear and rear to...

Hi try swapping front wheels to rear and rear to front. If no better then its not tyres / wheel balance etc. If good then you know what it is.
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