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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-07-2009, 07:00 AM
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Angry Please Help!!!

I have a 95 318i and my speedo nor my MPG are working!! Can anybody give me an idea as to where to start? Fortunately my buddy has the same car but a 97 and got me to buy this one. I am very mechanically inclined but that is only with domestic cars here in the US. I love this car and now know that I will be buying nothing but BMW's form here on out!!!

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Old 11-07-2009, 07:24 AM
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My guess would be that either the speed sensor is bad or the wire broke off at some point along the way.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:36 AM
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also ask on the ot threat for a bentley manual, someone should have the pdf version, i know i did.
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I have the same issue, however since I use my GPS for the speedo... Long story short, Bboy is right, the only other option is to unplug the speed sensor from the rear diff and clean up the connections which tend to corrode. It's a white connector located on the bottom centre of the rear diff.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:23 AM
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right on thanks ill take a look at it after i get off today!!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:19 AM
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my spedo works but my mpg dosent work so i will try and clean that sensar
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