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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-21-2014, 07:13 AM
Accomplisher30 Accomplisher30 is offline
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After PepBoys fixed both my front struts and strut mounts, inner and outer tie rods, and rack & pinion, I gassed my car and lost my gas cap. I noticed it the next day and went to buy another one. Then my car starts shaking. I can feel it in the steering wheel. I can see the shaking when the driver's car door is open, in the engine and in the passenger seat as well. Any takes on what is going on? Also, I already had all my engine's belts replaced with new ones. I got my valve cover replaced because it was cracked along with the gasket, seals and washers. I also had the oil filter housing gasket replaced. I had the oil filter replaced and a oil change. I had a coolant flush and exchange done with BMW's coolant. I had the bleeder's screw cap replaced because it was crack. I had a test done and there is no coolant or A/C leaks. I mean, I just bought this car from a used dealership. It has now 153k miles. The CarFax reports states no accident in it's history, non-salvaged, two California owners before me.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:32 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to the E39 5 series forum, you'll get more help in here.

Your problem could be the engine mounts?

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Old 07-21-2014, 01:35 PM
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You took it to Pep Boys. You're joking, right? If not, why would you EVER do something like that?

Take it back and complain. If they did all this work, there's no telling which job they botched.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:49 PM
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I agree with edjack. Never take your car to pep-boys. If you aren't a diy'er then take it to a indy BMW shop or if money is no object-the stealership.

And just because carfax doesn't list any accidents, doesn't mean you car hasn't had one that went unreported. Both carfax and autocheck say my car has no accident history. But I know it has had something done. The right headlight looks newer than the left. The bumper has less noticeable rock chipping on it than the front of the hood and kidney grill. And the right front fended has clear evidence of over spray. NEVER TRUST CARFAX/AUTO CHECK OR ANY OF THOSE SITES!!

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Old 07-21-2014, 06:03 PM
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What exactly are engine mounts?


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Old 07-22-2014, 03:38 AM
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Engine mounts are points where the engine in mounted on the chassis.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...mission-Mounts
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:07 AM
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Did you get a Service Engine Soon light? This can happen when the gas cap is not sealing properly or missing. See this: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=gas+cap
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