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#1 (permalink) Old 03-12-2008, 03:42 PM
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I live in South Florida and own a 1998 e36 M#. My A/C works it just doesn't blow very hard. I have to have all the vents closed except the middle one to feel just a touch of A/C. It's getting to be real hot down here. anyone know of any fixes. Please, I have to drive to work in shorts and change once I get there. I'm begining to FRY
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Have you checked your fan motor? It could have a dry bearing and that would slow down the speed. Or it may just have failed. I have seen it happen before, not on a bimmer, but a 97 Audi.

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It is not the fan. The mechanic told me that this is just how the A/C is on a '98 M3. I have had this car for 5 years now and I believe it is getting worse. No one will listen to me. It can't be a problem ALL '98 M3's have or nobody would own these.
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It's gotta be 98 only then, b/c Eric's ///M is cold as hell.

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My E36 M3 had great a/c...I had a '97. I refuse to believe there were substantial changes to the climate system between those years. Try a recharge of the system yet?



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maybe a cabin air filter change will help a bit too?? but sounds like your blower isnt up to peak...
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I had the exact same thing in my 98 M3. I didn't have a good heater or ac. I changed out the thermostat and didn't notice any changes but when I replaced the cabin air filter EVERYTHING got better. It was such a nuts change, the filter was bitch black and covered in crap. A 20 dollar filter and everything was better
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My A/C is ice cold. Where and how do I change this Cabin Air Filter anyways? A write up maybe anywhere?


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My heater is awesome, but I will change the filter and hope it fixes the a/c. Thanks
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change the cabin filter, damn did it make a hell of a difference when i changed it on my old e36


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The cabin filter does make a big difference. They get FILTHY. But mother of god is it bizzitch to get to

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The cabin filter does make a big difference. They get FILTHY. But mother of god is it bizzitch to get to
really? i was able replace the one on my 325 pretty easily


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My A/C is ice cold. Where and how do I change this Cabin Air Filter anyways? A write up maybe anywhere?
I did mine a little bit ago and it made a huge difference in the force of air coming out. I assume it is located in the same spot for all e36's. It's easiest if you lay on the passenger side floorboard. It is located behind the center console close to the floor. I don't think you need any tools just have to unclip the snaps that hold it in and then pray and carefully pull that bitch out.

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Where is the cabin air filter on a 1990 525i? I have the same issues that rbdoremus was having and dunno where this cabin air filter is located. THANKS!

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