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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Lbert
I do not believe using an impact wrench will work...

I do not believe using an impact wrench will work because the center strut stem/post will likely spin together with the nut. The center stem has to be held down with an allen wrench while the nut is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Lbert
Although the fuel level float and fuel pump are...

Although the fuel level float and fuel pump are assembled together, each has a separate function. The float could go bad while the fuel pump itself is in good order, vice-versa, or in your instance...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-26-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Lbert
When you torqued to 47 fl/lbs, you likely did it...

When you torqued to 47 fl/lbs, you likely did it when you were assembling the strut outside the car. The high pressure of the spring pressing against the nut feels the nut has bottom out. However...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,469
Posted By Lbert
If you have not thrown away the old spark plugs,...

If you have not thrown away the old spark plugs, remove the new plugs and reinstall the old plugs. Needless to say, if the problem goes away then it was the plugs.

It does not help you had 6...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-25-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Lbert
I suspect the top strut nut was not fully tighten...

I suspect the top strut nut was not fully tighten all the way down. Grab the stem with an allen wrench while you tighten the nut.

I am confident this will address your issue. While you are there,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Lbert
Check the battery posts to make sure they are...

Check the battery posts to make sure they are secure. Use a multimeter to get a voltage reading.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-16-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Lbert
I got my reman Valeo through Autozone 60k miles...

I got my reman Valeo through Autozone 60k miles ago. No problems with the replacement alternator to date. Best part: it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-21-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Lbert
I too think it maybe a loose connection. Double...

I too think it maybe a loose connection. Double check the battery terminal post are clean and secure.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Lbert
Seat motor malfunction

My driver-side car seat, fwd/rev, motor stopped working. The seat worked intermittently until one day it refused to move. I cannot access the motor under the seat because the seat has to move forward...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By Lbert
Although hoses and thermostats were replaced,...

Although hoses and thermostats were replaced, there is the possibility the coolant was not flushed or perhaps even reused. The brown milky stuff may be crud and residue from the beginning. If you are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Lbert
I do not have a 316ti so I am not much help....

I do not have a 316ti so I am not much help. However your owner's car manual should have a page showing you how to replace the bulb.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Lbert
You need to get a multimeter and read the voltage...

You need to get a multimeter and read the voltage of the battery. All restarting and possible parasitic drain have depleted what power that is left in the battery. Have someone give the car a jump...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Lbert
Remove the door panel and inspect the vapor...

Remove the door panel and inspect the vapor barrier and its seal. If the leak is coming from the vapor seal, you will likely see a tale tell sign of dried up water stain at the bottom. The water...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Lbert
Hopefully what you have reset in the car's...

Hopefully what you have reset in the car's computer is temporary. Remove the battery post for half hour or so and reconnect. Perhaps that will do the trick.

Without much documentation and support...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Lbert
Yes, you can get a ticket due to no lights...

Yes, you can get a ticket due to no lights illuminating your license plate.

The green stuff you see is what used to be copper. This stuff is corrosion and a source of resistance to the circuit....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Lbert
Have you tried using the remote to lock and...

Have you tried using the remote to lock and unlock the door?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By Lbert
Check your battery posts are properly secured.

Check your battery posts are properly secured.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Lbert
Remove the battery from the car and take it to...

Remove the battery from the car and take it to your local auto parts store for testing. I suspect your battery needs to be replaced.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-01-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By Lbert
Revisit the new spark plugs. Although new, it is...

Revisit the new spark plugs. Although new, it is possible one or more has gone bad. Sometime ago, I replaced my plugs to another name brand. After about 500 miles, engine started to run rough and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By Lbert
Mine started to leak around 124k miles. I...

Mine started to leak around 124k miles. I replaced the oil pan gasket at that time.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 30,856
Posted By Lbert
whinojosa, It appears, looking at the pic...

whinojosa,

It appears, looking at the pic you provided, someone did a whack job to the connector. I suspect the male portion of the cooler was damaged initially. To remedy the problem a copper...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,263
Posted By Lbert
marvel0124, can you expand or perhaps do a...

marvel0124, can you expand or perhaps do a step-by-step fix of the switch?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,263
Posted By Lbert
I would not exclude the condition of the battery...

I would not exclude the condition of the battery by what the dealership told you. You need to have the battery tested. At minimum, have a multimeter and get a voltage reading off the battery.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-24-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,263
Posted By Lbert
robinsonam1984, Per your description of your...

robinsonam1984,

Per your description of your no start issue it is weather related. What testing have you done that led you to eliminate the battery? Have you tried boosting or jump starting and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-17-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Lbert
I used to get parts from them when I used to have...

I used to get parts from them when I used to have my Volvo S70.

Plus one on Ahull's advise. They used to carry and maybe still do a lot of chinese aftermarket low quality stuff. Stick with known...
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