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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
I still get P0101 error code when MAF sensor...

I still get P0101 error code when MAF sensor connected and small hose disconnected even after clearing the code via bluetooth scan tool. The hose is small one, not the big mass air intake one. It's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
After long vacation, I get back to the task to...

After long vacation, I get back to the task to fix the MAF issue. It turned out the MAF sensor is NOT broken. It's the hose connecting to Air Intake rubber boot underneath is disconnected. I don't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
The last time mechanic hooked up the computer, he...

The last time mechanic hooked up the computer, he told me there was o2 sensor error and said it's covered by leaked oil next to the engine. But there is no check engine light on which should be the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
Do you have the link for your procedure? ...

Do you have the link for your procedure?

EDIT: ok, I see what you mean. Better scan tool.
But why the symptom of cannot start the car with MAF sensor connected but can without it is not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By yxd0018
To do or not to do - wheel alignment version

98' 3238i gets old so the struts and shocks are bad. Found a shop to replace them for the low low price. Because the steering wheel is slightly tilted so I went to a good shop for wheel alignment and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
Bought a used OEM MAF sensor for $25 from ebay....

Bought a used OEM MAF sensor for $25 from ebay. An experiment for a small price. If that break soon, will buy new OEM parts. Thanks everyone for the help. I learned so much in this forum.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
Found an aftermarket maker TPI - TRUEPARTS by...

Found an aftermarket maker TPI - TRUEPARTS by part# 5WK9600Z . Its part only cost $100. Any one had any experience with it? Is the MAF sensor that hard to make in aftermarket?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
The mechanic insists the hiccup during starting...

The mechanic insists the hiccup during starting and stopping is due to disconnected maf sensor. Sounds suspicious given it's backup system for cars and he just did tuneup .

EDIT
Anyone get a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
There is no issue idling with maf disconnected so...

There is no issue idling with maf disconnected so it might not be idle control valve.
Today I managed to start up the car with maf connected. When I disconnected the maf there is no obvious signs...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
Autozone scanner only read code P0101 out. Should...

Autozone scanner only read code P0101 out. Should I get a better scanner to read more code? Is the engine hiccup caused by misfire which could be caused by MAF sensor? Thanks.
Will try to test out...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By yxd0018
MAF broken?

1998 328I 4dr sedan
Last Saturday when I started the car, the car started but couldn't sustain. After pumping gas and tried 3 times, it finally could sustain, but it shaked so much. The mechanic...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By yxd0018
Found an online resource to replace actuator...

Found an online resource to replace actuator without taking all the screws out. It took me 30min to replace the parts. Thanks.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-02-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By yxd0018
lock actuator or the lock issue

My E36 front passage side cannot be locked via remote and many times not even from pulling the lock handle (both on the door and little pole near the window) from inside. It's like pulling a spring...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By yxd0018
That's a GREAT idea! Just not sure how long will...

That's a GREAT idea! Just not sure how long will it last. The bumping ride can loosen the screw. For now, I use thick rubber band.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By yxd0018
On rockauto.com, I saw the axle listed as...

On rockauto.com, I saw the axle listed as separate part for rear left and rear right. Just curious, is it really different and cannot switch side?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By yxd0018
To avoid time drain on this thing, I will buy the...

To avoid time drain on this thing, I will buy the axle in addition to the hub and bearing.
The bad part of bring-your-own-parts is when you find out you need more parts, you are trading time for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By yxd0018
1. Is rusted axle useable or better to replace ?...

1. Is rusted axle useable or better to replace ? Don't want to do it again in a few years. Mechanic says better to replace it and I believe it will be easier to replace everything for him.
2. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By yxd0018
What about stuck axle with bearing? That's...

What about stuck axle with bearing? That's another reason the mechanic named.
He hammered the axle to get it out but I worry he might damage the gear contacting with the bearing
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By yxd0018
wheel bearing replacement nightmare

Mechanic tried to remove the rear output axle to replace the hub and bearing. After hammering, heating, he cannot remove 1 bolt connecting to the differential and cannot separate shaft from bearing....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-30-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By yxd0018
Removed 4 nuts and cannot take the whole piece...

Removed 4 nuts and cannot take the whole piece out. Any suggestions?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By yxd0018
broken socket in rear light bulb panel

The socket contact for the brake light on the rear metal electrical panel broke for a long time so the Rear Right brake light isn't contacting very well even with string/plastic clip fastened....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 947
Posted By yxd0018
I saw pelican article ...

I saw pelican article (http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/JF-Tech/BMW_E36_3_Series_rear_wheel_bearing_replacement.htm) which says the bearing and hub are integrated part and should be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By yxd0018
After viewing pelican article...

After viewing pelican article (http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/101-Projects-78-Sunroof/101-Projects-78-Sunroof.htm), I will try to glue it back with 3M Super 77.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By yxd0018
EDIT: My apology. After careful examination, I...

EDIT:
My apology. After careful examination, I think the part name is CEILING FRAME COVERED VELOURS in diagram (http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CD43&mospid=47501&btnr=54_0187&hg=54&fg=05)....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By yxd0018
No suggestion? I found a guy on craigslist...

No suggestion? I found a guy on craigslist selling sunroof with a different exterior color for $100. I think I might just get it and paint it with my blue color.
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