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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By diggyd357
Ok, sorry for the delay in getting back. I...

Ok, sorry for the delay in getting back. I returned to Autozone to pick up the replacement alternator and when they took the garbage alternator they gave me originally and scanned in the new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-11-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By diggyd357
For the record, I am all about OEM parts and I...

For the record, I am all about OEM parts and I learned it the hard way. Buying cheap Chinese suspension components and installing them only to find myself needing the same pain in the arse repairs a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By diggyd357
Man is it good to hear from you two... Now just...

Man is it good to hear from you two... Now just waiting on poolman and the blue bee . Been a while since I've been on here , but I see nothing's changed. You two still at it and I am SOOO thankful...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,199
Posted By diggyd357
New alternator, but battery light on till I go

I have a 97 528i with 264k and an automatic transmission.
I just recently had the battery light come on and I checked the oil level switch (as I read this sometimes causes a battery light to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By diggyd357
can't turn key PLEASE HELP

Last night I went on a quick errand run and when I started my car the steering wheel was locked. So I kinda just turned it side to side and it unlocked eventually. Well, it did it again this morning....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By diggyd357
I did replace strut mounts with new Lemforder...

I did replace strut mounts with new Lemforder brand mounts. What's so crazy is that i had NO noise at all prior to replacing the struts. As rediculous as it sounds, I plan on replacingthem again soon...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-08-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By diggyd357
new struts now have CRRRREEEEEK from rear

So i was chasing down a problem ......a loose rear end. Having done ball joints, upper and lower control arms, swaybar end links and intergal links I was left with struts being my last chance before...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By diggyd357
Transmission holding gears too long problem progressing

So I've always had to let my car warm up in order to get it to shift out of first in the mornings. Other than that it's always shifted smooth and on time . I did a fluid/filter change about 18 months...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
Flybot, I don't . I'm not sure if I can get them...

Flybot, I don't . I'm not sure if I can get them now, but I will call and ask. The Indy I went to is actually a shop that caters to street racing (fast and furious type stuff) and they actually take...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
It was a side to side wobble on dry smooth roads...

It was a side to side wobble on dry smooth roads , rear end would sling to one side or the other going over bumps and potholes and yes on wet roads I would be unable to stay in my lane.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
2 bad tires and the results of allowing moron...

2 bad tires and the results of allowing moron mechanics to do an alignment on my car. The place I took it said all 4 wheels were so far outta parameter that they don't see how I was able to even keep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
Ok, the results are in.....as usual I was...

Ok, the results are in.....as usual I was overthinking it. 2 tires and another alignment and she's all better. Just glad it's over with.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
Just for piece of mind, if my differential were...

Just for piece of mind, if my differential were "gone" , theoretically, could I take one from another e39 and simply swap it ? FYI- I've learned a lot about working on my car thanks to this site and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
Getting under it today with sockets, flashlight...

Getting under it today with sockets, flashlight and torque wrench. I'll report back. Thanks !
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
I changed upper and lower control arms, sway bar...

I changed upper and lower control arms, sway bar end links, wheel carrier bal joints and integral links (rear end). I did swaybard end links and lower control arms on the front. I then took it to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
After speaking to the guy who told me 3" of play...

After speaking to the guy who told me 3" of play and moved his hands up and down to suggest to me the end of the shaft had that much play, he now says he meant that the wheel moves forward and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
Just took it to the gas station and slid...

Just took it to the gas station and slid underneath it.... I laid with my head pointing towards the front of the car and feet sticking out from under the rear. I grabbed a cv shaft with each hand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
Up and down . I plan to examine it myself. I just...

Up and down . I plan to examine it myself. I just moved out of my house and into an apartment with very limited parking, much less an area where I can get underneath the car and lay there without...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By diggyd357
3" of play in rear cv output shaft ?

Indy says I have 3" of play in my rear passenger CV output shaft. Sound funny to you ? I didn't get to see it for myself because I had to drop off the car. My symptoms were a severe sliding/wobbling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
The output half shaft. They said the Shaft moves...

The output half shaft. They said the Shaft moves and has like 3" of play. That just seems a bit excessive to me.... I wish I didn't have to drop the car off so I could've seen it for myself, but I do...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
So I did rear struts....car's no different. I...

So I did rear struts....car's no different. I broke down and brought it to the Indy that does my allignments. After driving it and putting it up on the rack he said mechanically wise the only thing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
From tireless research and brainstorming sessions...

From tireless research and brainstorming sessions with a couple BMW owning buddies I've decided to replace the struts and rear subframe bushings. Problem is I've read I need to change 2....4.... and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
Been there , done those .

Been there , done those .
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
Worn subframe bushings will cause that aggressive...

Worn subframe bushings will cause that aggressive of a response ?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,429
Posted By diggyd357
Rear end sliding ALL OVER the road

I've been chasing down this problem for a while with NO luck. The problem has gotten worse and has my car parked indefinitely. I ask that you keep away from the obvious (bring the car to the shop) as...
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