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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,968
Posted By sae85400
My issue turned out to be the aftermarket adapter...

My issue turned out to be the aftermarket adapter i was using for my dvd players. It had a metal ring around the bottom and it that connected with the metal in the lighter at all it would...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By sae85400
Update: Had my shop redo breaks and clean...

Update:

Had my shop redo breaks and clean everything up with new pads.
Also found a LCA on front passenger had a ton of movement, so replaced that..

However shake is still there...

Going to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By sae85400
You can drive with a broken spring?...leaving to...

You can drive with a broken spring?...leaving to drive to Florida from Chicago in 3 weeks not sure I want to chance a broken spring..

Will do the rotor test and report back Tuesday.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By sae85400
jacked up the car this evening and before i even...

jacked up the car this evening and before i even got the tire off(non new rotor side) i think i have located the problem, broker rear spring coil. Not sure a broken rear spring coil would cause my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By sae85400
Don't drive on highway very often.. Could it...

Don't drive on highway very often..

Could it be that I put a new rotor on one side but the other?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By sae85400
Vibration after brake change

I changed my rear brakes last week. Now when I drive on the highway I get a vibration and speeds from 70-80mph(not in the steering wheel) but more so underneath my seat.

From what I have read it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By sae85400
Was able to get the key out through that small...

Was able to get the key out through that small hole in the backseat using a fishing pole and a 24" screw grabber.. saved $175.. now on to the actuator
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By sae85400
I can get in the car no problem and drive, still...

I can get in the car no problem and drive, still have valet key(grey plastic one that doesn't work on trunk).

Can use unlock because actuator is broken(trying to fix when this happened, makes that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By sae85400
Trunk Issue

So i was going to replace my trunk actuator(broke, so just makes that buzzing sound) and was changing out my rear lights and shut the trunk with my key in it.

I have read where you can jump the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,968
Posted By sae85400
So i have an issue with my cigarette lighter, it...

So i have an issue with my cigarette lighter, it keeps blowing the fuse(trunk)...I am thinking i need to replace the entire lighter assembly?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-26-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By sae85400
Trunk latch

So the other day I went to open my trunk and it made this "stuttering" sound but didn't open. Tried a couple of time but with same result.

Eventually just used key to open trunk.

Has anyone run...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-20-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By sae85400
98 528i blowing fuses

I have a 98 528i...

Cigarette lighter has worked fine.

Wife said one day it stopped working, next day it worked, now it doesn't work at all.

Checked the trunk, sure enough fuse was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By sae85400
Wanted to report back. Replaced water pump...

Wanted to report back.

Replaced water pump today(and belts), followed the instructions on how to bleed the system... and my vehicle is running great(no longer overheating)...

1. Want to thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By sae85400
ended up buying from alpha moto(through their...

ended up buying from alpha moto(through their site, not ebay)

Read stories about how some couldn't get it off because too tight and had to buy tool. so spent $36($28.50 for part and 7.50 shipping)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By sae85400
fan clutch removal tool

So I searched and found this...

Northern Industrial 32mm Combination Wrench - Mirror Finish
Only $829
Guaranteed Lowest Prices
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But then I also see this on an ebay search.. do i need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-20-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By sae85400
does anyone have a diagram of where this heater...

does anyone have a diagram of where this heater hose is?

is the hose you are referring to by #8 is this diagram.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By sae85400
Does anyone know if there is a post about DIY on...

Does anyone know if there is a post about DIY on a water pump replacement with pictures...searched but couldn't find one
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By sae85400
Update..my neighbor..seems to think my water pump...

Update..my neighbor..seems to think my water pump went bad and that is the cause of the leak...is that plausible?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By sae85400
Coolant Leak

I have 98 528i.

I have a coolant leak underneath my car. It is dripping from further back away from the radiator, so i am guess it is a hose of some kind.

It is dripping onto the splash guard...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By sae85400
I had the same problem...engine light went into...

I had the same problem...engine light went into red. immediately shut down vehicle..but check coolant never came on. So not sure if I should replace thermo stat first, or figure out if i have another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By sae85400
It would be liability only... found a rear...

It would be liability only...

found a rear bumper from ROCKAUTO for $79...it's a start

Have to verify a few other things but seems that this would be quite a deal..

Looks like i will be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By sae85400
Salvage Options

So my bmw is being totaled by the insurance company...

I asked if i could keep the car and they said I could for $400(basically what they would get to junk it)..

My question is can you insure...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-05-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By sae85400
Wont matter for a while.. i was rear ended at a...

Wont matter for a while.. i was rear ended at a stoplight..
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By sae85400
Is that any better than what the have at autozone...

Is that any better than what the have at autozone or aap?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By sae85400
So the lights went off yesterday.. Maybe because...

So the lights went off yesterday.. Maybe because it was sitting outside in -23 weather it caused the problem..will look tonight at the diagram and some of the threads..
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