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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#36 of 85 Rough sounds from the engine.
Oct 11, 2009 (2:24 am)
A friend of mine has a 1999 Black color BMW 5-series diesel model, which i am interested in purchasing.The car is in very nice condition both from the interior and the exterior, But the engine sounds very rough and in fact pretty loud, the power delivery is smooth, the automatic transmission gears engage very neatly, the only thing that bothers me is the loud and rough sound of the engine, and yes the car starts instantly, in fact there is actually no disturbing noises from any of the moving parts, is there a problem with the engine or is it natural for a diesel engine to be so rough sounding.
#38 of 85 Problem of switching off
Oct 27, 2009 (3:29 am)
am just getting on this blog and i feel comfortable that my problem will be solved.
I have a 5.25i BMW, 1989 model. The car started to give some problems some months ago. The moment the ignition is turned on, the rev will be going up and down and will be dwindling between 200 and 700. after about a minute of doing that, it will switch itself off. Atimes when i'm in motion and i suddenly apply clutch and brake, it will also go off, in the same vein going on very rough raod could be very tough, the car will always go off. My elecrician had checked the Air flow meter, Air valve and could not locate where the problem is. The funny thing is that if the rev is increased to about 800 now, before long it will come back to about 300 or 400 by itself. Pls is there any serious problem that i must deal with here?
#39 of 85 Re: Car Will Not Start - HELP!! [joeyi]
Oct 30, 2009 (8:18 pm)
wow im having the exact problem what was the problem
#40 of 85 2004 5 series weak start charged battery now no start
Oct 31, 2009 (1:02 am)
hey whats up i have a 2004 5 series and it doesnt want to start i bought a new battery all the lights come on amd radio but when i turn the key nothing happens did u resolve ur problem
#41 of 85 Re: 2004 5 series weak start charged battery now no start [delgotti2524]
Oct 31, 2009 (3:00 pm)
Yes, my issue was the starter...had to be replaced. Hope this helps.
#42 of 85 Re: starting problems [98bmw540i]
Mar 26, 2010 (7:33 pm)
hey, i now its been a while but i have a 99 528i that i just picked up and the ignition is doing the same thing and yours. In order to ge the car started i must turn the key on half way till the aux lights come on , hold for 10 sec and then turn the key off and then start the car. any clues on to whats wrong with it.... maythe the Key or mabe needs new ignition coil???? please help
#43 of 85 my 530i won't start
Aug 25, 2010 (4:25 pm)
hi i have a 2003 530i just purchased it on the weekend drove it for a few days and started noticing that the shifter light wont go off and just recently the car died
had the battery tested and it was fine , all the instruments lights are all working but the car won't start
can anyone help
#44 of 85 bmw525xi wont statrt
Nov 12, 2010 (8:55 am)
can someone help my 525xi bmw wont start, the battery is good, all the light and radio functioning well but it would not crank
#45 of 85 Re: bmw525xi wont statrt [frantz2]
Nov 12, 2010 (5:30 pm)
Does this model have a neutral interlock switch? If a manual, often the clutch must be pressed to close this switch. On an automatic, it must be in park or neutral. If the switch or the linkage isn't adjusted properly, or the switch has failed, you'll never get the starter to operate. There are other things, like the starter relay, or an ignition switch, or even the starter motor itself, but not much more in the starter circuit. Now, cranking but not starting has another big list of possible problems.