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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By caryalon
Thanks. I planned on testing the wheel sensor at...

Thanks. I planned on testing the wheel sensor at both the ABS connector and in the wheel well to eliminate the wiring as the issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By caryalon
OK, I got a scanner that reads ABS and trans...

OK, I got a scanner that reads ABS and trans codes. I cleared the existing codes, and drove for a couple of days to see what would pop up.

I did not get any trans failsafe messages until this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By caryalon
Thanks for your replies. I have ordered a scan...

Thanks for your replies. I have ordered a scan tool that can read BMW ABS and trans codes Creator C110). I will check the speed sensors at the ABS module connector as outlined in the exhaustive post...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By caryalon
Intermittent trifecta, intermittent trans failsafe, how to troubleshoot?

2002 530i
OK, so I have 2 issues:
Intermittent trifecta lights
Intermittent trans failsafe program

The trifecta lights come and go. I see no discernible pattern to when they light or...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By caryalon
If only when cold, perhaps you're hearing the...

If only when cold, perhaps you're hearing the Secondary Air Pump, an emissions related system that works for ~the first 90 seconds on cold start-up?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-22-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By caryalon
You should get a second person to pull the hood...

You should get a second person to pull the hood release lever in the car while you watch the mechanism up front. See if the cable moves at all. If yes, try lubricating. If no, still try lubricating....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By caryalon
Plug your VIN number into the realoem.com site,...

Plug your VIN number into the realoem.com site, navigate to the steering section, it will show you the diagram and parts for your car. if your car is RHD, that's what you'll get.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-29-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By caryalon
I can't tell from the pictures, but I would guess...

I can't tell from the pictures, but I would guess it's either oxidation, or old anti-seize compund.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By caryalon
i found it to be pretty straight forward....

i found it to be pretty straight forward. Drilling the holes in the white plastic to expose the screws was somewhat nerve-racking while doing it, but it worked out great. I used the scotch tape...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By caryalon
Have you replaced the socket itself? Mine had bad...

Have you replaced the socket itself? Mine had bad corrosion. It's inexpensive at the dealer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By caryalon
Brown is usually ground on German cars.

Brown is usually ground on German cars.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,363
Posted By caryalon
i had this issue, bought a used one from the...

i had this issue, bought a used one from the classified here, took about an hour to install...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,242
Posted By caryalon
Glad to have helped...

Glad to have helped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,242
Posted By caryalon
I got that we're talking the aftermarket fan...

I got that we're talking the aftermarket fan wiring. As I said, wiring convention is black is ground.

I see you flipped the fan over, making it into a "pusher", without flipping the fan blade...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,242
Posted By caryalon
Wiring convention is black is ground (brown for...

Wiring convention is black is ground (brown for German cars), so it sounds like it's spinning backwards...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By caryalon
Thanks, but when when I manually apply vacuum to...

Thanks, but when when I manually apply vacuum to the , I can blow into the hose, and it has no (significant) blockage.

I'm not getting vacuum to the valve on the ehaust manifold to activate it.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By caryalon
I eliminated that whole vacuum line - I have the...

I eliminated that whole vacuum line - I have the vacuum gauge hooked up to the vacuum control switch (the small box with the wires going to it under the intake manifold)..

The lines from manifold...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By caryalon
2001 325i Secondary Air System Insufficient Air Flow - Help, please!

OK, so I have a 2001 325i with Check Engine Light illuminated.

Codes: Secondary Air System Insuffificent Flow Bank 1 & 2

I have followed the Bav Auto troubleshooting guide, as well as read...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By caryalon
also, if you do need a rack, get a rebuilt from...

also, if you do need a rack, get a rebuilt from Rack Doctor. it's anout $320, and labor should be a few hundred more from an independent repair shop.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By caryalon
You should use a Dexron III compatible ATF...

You should use a Dexron III compatible ATF fluid, not CHF.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,657
Posted By caryalon
i loosened the motor mounts and raised the...

i loosened the motor mounts and raised the engine. Don't know if it was easier or not... i changed the motor mounts at the same time.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By caryalon
There are quite a few sources for repair. You can...

There are quite a few sources for repair. You can buy the ribbon cable and DIY it, or you can send it out. There are quite a few sources of both, and many posts here discussing both. Do a search.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By caryalon
Is the ATF the same as the Power steering fluid?...

Is the ATF the same as the Power steering fluid? Do they actually mix in the cooler?
No, they are 2 separate systems.

4) if the fluid is the same I suppose I can use the Pentosin ATF... How much...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By caryalon
If you want to reduce the pressure easily and...

If you want to reduce the pressure easily and inexpensively, get a 1.2 bar cap from an e30 or e36 and replace the 2 bar cap that comes standard on the e39. If you want to spend the extra $$, get a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By caryalon
Intermittent Trans Failsafe and Engine Failsafe Messages

So I have been getting intermittent Trans FailSafe Mode and Engine Failsafe Mode messages on the high cluster in my 02 530i.

I have been watching the battery voltage - while running, it varies...
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