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BMW X5, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, SUV
Oct 20, 2005 (3:59 pm)
I have a 2001 BMW X5. In the last couple of months the car clicks/rattles in the morning as I accelerate, then goes away. I took it last week to the dealership and after two days and $1000 they told me it was the water pump. Yesterday the car made the same noise but only longer and louder than usually. I immediately took the car back to the dealership and again explained the problem again. Today they told me they can find nothing wrong. The car makes a noise while I am accelerating and usually when it hasn't been driven for a while. The speed of the rattle doesn't change as I accelerate and doesn't occur when I release my foot from the pedal. Any thoughts or ideas? Anyone have a similar situation? I am getting frustrated with those at BMW. Thanks.
Oct 20, 2005 (6:52 pm)
If you place x5 in park and rev the gas does it still click/ rattle ? 6 or v8 ? Is there any hesitation ?
#357 of 685 Re: Rattling nois [bobodreadrasta]
Oct 21, 2005 (8:28 am)
I haven't tried the park and rev but will when next time I hear the noise. It is a V6 and there is no hestiation in the car. Just a clinkiing noise ususally when the car is cold. Any ideas?
#358 of 685 tranny or throttle problem?
Oct 23, 2005 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2004 4.4 X5 automatic and when I step on the gas pedal I get some hesitation and then zoom. This happens from a dead stop and while driving. It seems like a software thing although I have had it updated at the dealer. Also, occasionally, the car will slam into gear from when starting from a dead stop. i also own a 2002 X5 3.0 and the throttle and transmission response are lively and it is completely different. What is wrong with my 2004 and is there an email address for BMW? Please help!
#359 of 685 Re: tranny or throttle problem? [xguy]
Oct 23, 2005 (7:00 pm)
Have you tried taking it to a BMW center service department? A 2004 should still be under warranty......
#360 of 685 Re: tranny or throttle problem? [bdr127]
Oct 24, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I do not live near the dealer. I have made an appointment for Monday. The service manager thinks it is a software issue. In check ing the internet I have found others that that have had problems with the car slamming into gear. The describe it as similar to being rear-ended. This should probably be a recall issue.
I have not found out much regarding the throttle or transmission lag. I will post results after my service appointment.
#363 of 685 New Battery Dead, blower runs still 30 mints after car off
Oct 25, 2005 (8:28 am)
Hi all Please help,
2001 X5, 4.4, 83,000 miles
Put new battery 2 weeks ago when the old one was dead one morning. 3 days ago the new one was dead.
Mechanic checked says all fuses ok nothing wrong with battery but something is draining it.
So I have been observing when I turn the car off the blower (to the floor of the interior)comes on (no matter what I do with the vent/radio/monitor) and runs for a while so I timed it tonight it ran for 30 minutes (only after a 15 minutes drive from cold!! Very odd).
One suspicion I have is could the Oxygen sensor need a replacement? I dont think it has been changed since I bought this car brand new, have 83,000 miles on it.
Please note that I dont have the Aux vent programmed to vent the car when off, also I do not push the "Rest" Button to direct engine heat into the interior when car off.
OOPs forgot to mention that Sunday night battery dies after two false Car alarms, does the alarm come on when battery gets low to prevent theft by dsconnection?
Anyway it was off for only 3 hours when it died.
So last night I disconnected the battery what a pain and reconnected it this morning and it started ok. Tonight after blower would not go off I pulled the fuse #64 and it stopped it, hopefull yI dont need a jump tomorrow to go to dealer, any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Sorry if the previous message #362 does not make sense, this site removed my initial message cuase it had my email (I did not know was wrong) but they left my reply..continuation to that post #362 so now it reads funny?
#364 of 685 Re: New Battery Dead, blower runs still 30 mints after car off [naghieh]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 25, 2005 (10:08 am)
Okay I got rid of #362 for you.
For future reference everyone, the warning about posting e-mail addresses is there under the "Post Your Message" label.
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