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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-04-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks guys. I think I will search the forums...

Thanks guys. I think I will search the forums and see if its worth buying a code reader. I would guess the ones they advertise at the big chain auto parts stores might not be quite as specific as a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-03-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By chirojoe
Idle issues

This morning I tried starting my 1997 528 i. Started no problem however I could not keep an idle. I could rev the engine however as soon as I took my foot off the pedal the engine would stall. The...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) 09-07-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,012
Posted By chirojoe
fuse keeps blowing

Anybody have a problem with the fuse that goes to the drivers seat and steering wheel adjustment switches? Mine keeps blowing. I think it is the number 13 fuse. I am guessing there is a short...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By chirojoe
No, I actually ended up using one of those...

No, I actually ended up using one of those cassette adapters. It works very good except for the occasional noises it makes when it changes sides. I wish there was another way to do it. The last...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-22-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By chirojoe
sirius fm adapter

Any suggestions on how to deal with the fm adapter that is suppose to help with sirius radio reception? I took the panels of the audio system out but was not aware that the antenna connection into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By chirojoe
Got the shaft

Well after 6 months of posts, calling BMW dealerships, a new ps pump and general missing driving my 528i my local shop (bmw trained) found that the hard steering was a bent lower steering column...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks BB. Alot of helpful info there. Maybe I...

Thanks BB. Alot of helpful info there. Maybe I can talk the mechanic into letting me in on the work beings that he misdiagnosised the problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-29-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Just a follow up on the never ending steering...

Just a follow up on the never ending steering issue. New pump put in, old problem still exists. I guess the next step is a rack. I did find a re manufactured ZF for around $700. There were some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,756
Posted By chirojoe
Even with our very cold temps in northern Pa I...

Even with our very cold temps in northern Pa I still start and go (easy). But remember unless your using Amsoil or some good synthetic oil, just because the pressure gauge reads pressure it doesnt...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By chirojoe
thanks for the tip. Will give it a try

thanks for the tip. Will give it a try
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By chirojoe
Door issue

Has anyone had any problems with their door sticking "open"? Almost since the car was new, 97 528i, I have had a problem getting the drivers door to latch. This only happens in cold weather. Once...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Well I guess I wimped out on the power steering...

Well I guess I wimped out on the power steering diy. I brought the car to a local trusted shop to have the car inspected. I told the mechanic to have at it and deal with the steering issue. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
yes the the nut that connects the tie rod to the...

yes the the nut that connects the tie rod to the hub
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-02-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks again for the come backs. Matt I talked...

Thanks again for the come backs. Matt I talked to a tech at EAC tuning and he said essentially what you are only he told me to disconnect the input shaft and check the yoke/u-joint to see if it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-31-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Actually I am not sure how you would check the...

Actually I am not sure how you would check the ball joints etc.
When I was turning the steering wheel with the car jacked up, I noticed that the wheel would " settle "into the straight position. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
finally got the car jacked up and was NOT able to...

finally got the car jacked up and was NOT able to turn the wheels by hand, I was able to using the steering wheel with the car on but it was still fairly stiff. Not sure what my next move will be.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
No MatWiz Its been raining like a mo here the...

No MatWiz Its been raining like a mo here the last two days so I havent tried your tests yet. I didnt try changing the fluid either but with these cars it seems a little too unrealistic to be just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Ok so looking at what is available in ps pumps...

Ok so looking at what is available in ps pumps the price ranges from $150 to almost $500. I usually buy oem or upgrade but I am thinking going middle of the road.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Hey 90, always there with the great info. Are...

Hey 90, always there with the great info. Are there any diy's on pump and rack?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks guys for the info. I have adequate fluid...

Thanks guys for the info. I have adequate fluid but with 158k it may be time for a fluid change. I will try to easy stuff first, hope it doesnt go to a pump issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,228
Posted By chirojoe
hard steering

Any ideas on what could be causing a hard steering problem? The car seems to turn real hard in both directions. However it does seem to ease up on and off thru a turn. Also after making the turn...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By chirojoe
LOL cn90. I am good enough to be dangerous. I...

LOL cn90. I am good enough to be dangerous. I have done total brake jobs, cv joints, wheel bearing hubs on my titan, pretty much everything but transmission and engine rebuilds. But for years I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By chirojoe
Thanks again for the posts. I would love to...

Thanks again for the posts. I would love to attempt the fixes myself but I am alittle nervous, I am just gonna have to sit down and carefully read your diy cn90. It pisses me off how little the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By chirojoe
just checked with the local stealership and they...

just checked with the local stealership and they want $2400 to $3800 (depending on sport or touring) for replacing front and rear shocks/struts and alignment. I guess I will have to get serious and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By chirojoe
thanks for all the come backs. Other than a...

thanks for all the come backs. Other than a broken front coil spring years ago, everything in the suspension is original at 155k including shocks etc. I would probably set my budget at this time at...
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