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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-01-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By TechWrench
Unfortunately, the E53's have a known rust issue...

Unfortunately, the E53's have a known rust issue with the brake lines and connectors. I already answered your post in the 'other' forum. Good Luck.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-21-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By TechWrench
Ditto that. I had same problem with our '02. ...

Ditto that. I had same problem with our '02. Hinge was rusted, and wouldn't hold blade against glass. Used WD-40 and flexed hinge joint until it moved freely. That was over a year ago, and it...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By TechWrench
Thanks, i have an '02, and didn't know about the...

Thanks, i have an '02, and didn't know about the change.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By TechWrench
Do a search on it, but it sounds like it could be...

Do a search on it, but it sounds like it could be the main drive chain inside the transfer case. It is a known problem with these chains stretching with time, and under acceleration they jump a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,514
Posted By TechWrench
OK, my bad.........:( I never had a reason...

OK, my bad.........:(

I never had a reason to look for one on our X5, just assumed there was one.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,514
Posted By TechWrench
Did you try door lock on passenger side?

Did you try door lock on passenger side?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By TechWrench
I would read through the owners manual on this. ...

I would read through the owners manual on this. There should be some way to over ride the auto-park feature. Otherwise, how would the vehicle be towed, or loaded onto a flatbed if it couldn't...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-02-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,910
Posted By TechWrench
The component, in the front axle, that the front...

The component, in the front axle, that the front driveshaft connects to is the differential. You also have one in the rear axle. Neither of these differentials have a chain, they use gears to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-01-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,910
Posted By TechWrench
You may need to find a new mechanic. There is no...

You may need to find a new mechanic. There is no such thing as a 'front' transfer case. The only transfer case you have, is mounted on the rear of the transmission, and it provides power to both...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 10-27-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By TechWrench
The transmission torque converter is turning when...

The transmission torque converter is turning when ever the engine is turning. It is bolted directly to a flex plate, which is directly bolted to the engine crank shaft.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By TechWrench
When you got the key from the dealer, did they...

When you got the key from the dealer, did they also give you a set of instructions to 'introduce' the key to the vehicle. If this procedure wasn't done, or done right, the key will act as you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,046
Posted By TechWrench
You insert the hook between the seal and the...

You insert the hook between the seal and the stator shaft (flat side parallel to seal lip), then rotate tool 90 degrees so hook end is behind seal. Then pull seal out, using hammer to assist. Since...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-24-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,046
Posted By TechWrench
There is a universal seal removal tool that any...

There is a universal seal removal tool that any transmission shop/mechanic should have.

It looks like a big/long right angle bar with a steel hook on the end, and a handle of the side of the other...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By TechWrench
I have been there with both my E39 and E53. As I...

I have been there with both my E39 and E53. As I understand it, the simple process to 'introduce' a new key to the vehicle is not the same as setting the number of keys available for memory options...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,372
Posted By TechWrench
I had a set of used style 5's from a 740 done...

I had a set of used style 5's from a 740 done over a year ago. I found a local machine shop that did all four for $20.00 a wheel. It is only necessary to widen the inside portion of the wheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By TechWrench
Wouldn't putting the front end up on a set of...

Wouldn't putting the front end up on a set of ramps acomplish the same thing? There would be a load on the suspension, but you could still get underneath vehicle to make final torque tightening of...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,845
Posted By TechWrench
Not sure exactly why it is happening on the...

Not sure exactly why it is happening on the E53's, but from what I have seen and heard from the techs at my dealer the corrosion is most often found in two areas. At or arround the connection points...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,845
Posted By TechWrench
I had the same problem with the '02 we bought...

I had the same problem with the '02 we bought last fall. Long story, but I didn't notice fluid leak until after I had commited to buy vehicle. Original estimate was for $1,700. I work at...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By TechWrench
In addition to the possible battery problems, you...

In addition to the possible battery problems, you may have engine and exhaust problems over time. If you don't run the car long enough to get it fully up to temp, the condensation in the engine and...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-18-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By TechWrench
That depends on how the button broke. Did the...

That depends on how the button broke. Did the button fall out of recess in panel, or does it not return to normal position after it is pushed? If the button just fell out, it can be replaced with a...
Forum: Parting Out 11-14-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By TechWrench
What color is the interior? Looking for pull-out...

What color is the interior? Looking for pull-out cargo cover.
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