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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+

BMW -> Automatic Temperature Control System Diagnosis & Testing -> Description
Vehicle: 2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5 L6 GAS

The electronically controlled automatic temperature control system uses a microcomputer to contro...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> System Service -> 1998 -> 1999-2000 -> 323Ci, 325, 328Ci & 330 & 2000 323i & 328i & 1999 323i & 328i Sedans -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> Control Unit -> Front Speed Sensor -> Hydraulic Unit -> M3, Z3, 318, 323, 325, 328 & 330 -> M5, 525, 528, 530, 540, 740 & 750 -> Rear Speed Sensor -> X5 -> Z3, 318, 323is & 328is & 1998-99 M3, 328i & 1998 323i & 1999 323i & 328i Convertibles
Vehicle: 2000 BMW M5 5.0 V8 GAS

Brake System Bleed

Refer to "Hydraulic Brake Systems," for procedures.

Component Replacement

Hydraulic Unit
M3, Z3, 318, 323, 325, 328 & 330
Z3, 318, 323is & 328is & 1998-99 M3, 328i & 1998 323i & 1999 323i & 328i Convertibles
  • Ensure ignition switch is in Off position.
  • Remove Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor from air filter housing.
  • Disconnect cruise control drive motor as required.
  • Remove brake fluid from master cylinder using suitable syringe.
  • Disconnect central connector.
  • Mark brake lines for installation alignment.
  • Disconnect brake lines at master cylinder and hydraulic control unit.
  • Disconnect s...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

BMW -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except X3 & Z4 -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Models w/Fitting Or Union Bolt Connection -> Models w/Fuel Hose Connection -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 2004 BMW 745LI 4.4 V8 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • Obtain the vehicle owner's radio theft protection code.
  • Remove the fuel pump relay(s).
  • Start the engine and allow it to stall.
  • Crank engine for 10 seconds to ensure the fuel pressure has been...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+.

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> With rear constant velocity joint -> With Slide
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 318I 1.9 L4 GAS

With Slide

Caution: Mark universal joint to drive flange of rear axle. This will eliminate complaints of droning.

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove complete exhaust system.
  • Remove heat shield.
  • Unscrew holders for exhaust suspension.
  • Remove clamp.
  • With joint disk, unscrew joint disk on transmission.
  • With universal joint, unscrew universal joint on transmission.
  • Release threaded bush with a suitable tool by a few turns.
  • Unscrew universal joint on final drive.
  • Unscrew center bearing.
  • Kink propeller shaft downwards at center mount and in so doing detach from centering on manual transmissio...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification
Vehicle: 2009 BMW X5 3.0SI 3.0 L6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitable scan tool the DLC (Data Link Connector). Follow the scan tool manufacturers instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Identificati...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2001 BMW 540I Sport Wagon 4.4 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove mounting bolts and splash shields.
  • Remove mounting bolts and catalytic converter heat shields.
  • Disconnect righthand oxygen sensor connector from transmission clip.
  • Remove nuts and disconnect star...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> BMW -> 1999-2005 3 Series & 2006 M3 & 325C Series
Vehicle: 1999 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

Service interval is determined by the service indicator.

  • Open the hood.
  • Turn the three cabin air filter cover retainers 1/4 turn.
  • Remove the cabin air filter cover.
  • Rotate the cabin filter cover retainers 45°, then ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

BMW -> Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Indicator -> 2003-09 Z4 -> Less iDrive -> Reset -> With iDrive
Vehicle: 2004 BMW Z4 2.5I 2.5 L6 GAS

Reset

The reset procedure needs to be performed anytime the tire pressure is adjusted or the tires are rotated.

Less iDrive
  • Turn ignition switch to On with vehicle in a stationary position.
  • Press the Tire Pressure Warning/RDC button, located at front console or on the instrument panel, until the indicator lamp on the instrument panel is illuminated...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 BMW M6 5.0 V10 GAS

Lower

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator and remove hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water pump and remove hose.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to i...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2001 BMW 740I 4.4 V8 GAS

  • Remove fan cowl by lifting out expansion rivets on both sides.
  • Secure fan pulley with suitable securing tool, or equivalent, then remove fan. Fan has lefthand handed threads.
  • Loosen tensioner lock bolts, then turn tensioner with suitable wrench to receive tens...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Lower LH Side of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1999 BMW 750IL  5.4 V12 GASLower LH Side of Engine Compartment Diagram for 1999 BMW 750IL 5.4 V12 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • X2025
  • Starter
  • Cable Shoe Starter
  • M2025
  • RH Front Of Engine Diagram for 2004 BMW 330CI  3.0 L6 GASRH Front Of Engine Diagram for 2004 BMW 330CI 3.0 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Camshaft Position Sensor II Connector
  • X6224
  • B6224
  • Camshaft Position Sensor II
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 BMW 760LI  6.0 V12 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 BMW 760LI 6.0 V12 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Module
  • Anti-Theft Control Module
  • Electrochromatic Rear View Mirror
  • Hood Contact
  • Tilt Alarm Sensor
  • 2008 BMW 328I  3.0 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 BMW 328I 3.0 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • RH Taillamp
  • Light Switching Center Control Unit
  • RH Front Auxiliary Flasher Unit
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: INITIALIZATION OF BMW ASSIST SERVICES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2008 BMW 128I 3.0 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Document: SOFTWARE REVISED/EXPANDED - VERSION 8.0
    Vehicle: 1986 BMW 735I 3.5 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR BMW AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most BMW cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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