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I HAVE an X5 2004 4.4. 1)My Check Engine Light IS ON. 2) WHEN I STARTED IT'S VIBRATING THE CAR IS LITERALLY SHAKING. 3) WHEN I PUT ON DRIVE THE CAR HAVE DIFFICULTY TO MOVE AND IT'S MAKING A NOISE (POUF POUF). WHEN THE CAR IS FINALLY MOVE IF I STOP UNDER A RED LIGHT, OR I MAKE A TURN IT VIBRATE MORE AND IT'S HARD TO MOVE. BUT, WHE I'M ON THE HIGHWAY IT DRIVES REALLY SMOOTH.

I TOOK IT TO THE BMW DEALER THEY TOLD I NEED TO DO A FUEL INJECTION AND A SPARK PLUG. WHICH I DID AND IT GOT WORST. I TOOK TO ANOTHER THEY TOLD ME I NEED TO CHANGE MY CONVERTER THAT OVER 2-3000, AND I WENT SOMEWHERE THEY TOLD ME ITS THE COIL THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED. I'M CONFUSED I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I AM IN DIRE NEED FOR A SUGGESTION PLEASE. ANYONE:bawling::bawling:
 

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First, I have two general suggestions:

1) Caps lock is not your friend.

2) Search is your friend.

With that out of the way, you do not own a particularly simple or common car. Hopefully I'm not jumping to any unreasonable conclusions, but it seems that your ability to self-diagnose the problem is limited (I also wouldn't expect that even a terrific mechanic will be able to point you in even the generally right direction with your description of the problem).

So, to move forward, I would suggest:

1) Find a service center near you with a good reputation. Try searching the bimmerfest dealer feedback section, try google, try yelp. Dealers are typically decent, but you can probably find an independent BMW mechanic that is both cheaper and better.

NOTE: If you want a specific reference from the forum members, you will need to tell us where you are.

2) Go to them, listen to their advice, ask questions. (If they pretend to know what's wrong with your car over the phone, that's NOT a good sign!) Bring a more experienced friend if you're worried about being ripped off. Once you have a good estimate of what needs to be done, let them fix your car.

3) Pick up your repaired vehicle in due time. Be sure to thank your mechanic if they did a great job and charged you a fair price (keeping in mind BMW parts are not cheap).
 

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+1! All of the above. You should also post this (not in all caps) over on the X5 board too. To really help more info is really needed like what city you are in, and also how many miles are on your X5. The city might help someone provide a good BMW indy recommendation. The car is complex but not all that difficult. It is also 8 years old and as things age they wear out and break. Good luck!:thumbup:
 
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