What To Do Now - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2005, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Car:
Posts: 9
Photos:
gman is an unknown quantity at this point
I'm having some problems with my 1998 328i and needed some advice on what to do first. My steering is very stiff, I topped off the power steering fluid but its still very sluggish. I'm wondering what the problem could be and hoping that its nothing major. Also my auxiliary fax has ceased and its effecting the A/C. If im stopped or stuck in traffic the a/c is not strong. My check engine light also came on with the o2 sensor code, I have 116000km on the od. My mechanic is telling me that I need to change all four o2 sensors to get rid of this slight but very annoying shaking when the car is stopped. Looks like it's gonna be an expensive summer! I also wanted to pick up some M3 style wheels. What should I do first and how much will all of this cost me?
gman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-24-2005, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
drz
Administrator
 
drz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tee Ex
Car: zhp
Posts: 12,129
Photos:
drz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drz Send a message via MSN to drz
Not sure about costs. Wheels should be last on your list. Make sure to look into the o2 sensor deal first. Browse around to find out if there is any way to test which sensor has gone bad. However, as a rule of thumb, it is better to change them all uot at the same time. Are you sure that the auxiliary fan is the one not working? The switch that activates it may have gone bad. Check the switch first (switch is a sensor that is attached to the right side of your radiator; disconnect it, then jumper the middle recepticle on the wiring harness to either of the other two with the ignition ON; if the fan activates, then only your sensor is bad). About the power steering: I'm sorry to tell you this, but your pump may have gone bad. I'll have to do a little research to find out what you can check out before taking it to a shop.

Good luck.
__________________
drz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2005, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: East Texas..USA...
Car:
Posts: 451
Photos:
DeefNDorf is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to DeefNDorf Send a message via MSN to DeefNDorf
Hmm..Just replaced the one that was bad on my car..had no problems..y fix it if it aint broken..?
__________________
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
DeefNDorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2005, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Rooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Car: 2003 M5
Posts: 1,562
Photos:
Rooz is an unknown quantity at this point
YOur mechanic is trying to rip you off. If only one O2 is bad only change one, true, they say that when one goes bad the others tend to follow but it's not always the case and has been proven wrong many times. As far as your steering problem goes, you might have some air in it, so I don't know, might want to flush it....
__________________

VIEW MOD LIST & PICS
I am worth $2,010,238 on HumanForSale.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregg
Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking shit and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.
Rooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2005, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Car:
Posts: 9
Photos:
gman is an unknown quantity at this point
thanks for the help guys!

gman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.