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Old 08-24-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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2 problems.

This guy from NYC-Queens is having a problem.

nycz x beamer: i drive a bmw 1999 528i.
The thing is, im not experienced. But i drove it for 1 year and so far
got into a accidented and went in a pot hole.

But the problem is my steering wheel shakes when im on high wayat like 80 mph, 60 +?
Now i know what could be the problem, like just at a fast speed not local slow it shakes.

What could it be?
is it ball joints? wheel alignments? fuked up rims? tires

I have ball park idea long time ago, nothing replaced, suspensions stock too. i wanna take it to a near by mechanic, but i wanna tell them whats wrong since its not a bmw dealer.
I dont want them to bull shit to me and say like something else and problem occurs 1 month later 90k milagealotta problems...

Do you think if maybe the rear left side rim was bent, the rear wheels wouldnt go 100% straight?

Oh, Do you know the prices they charge at the dealership for full maintance check up on my car? Whats included in the maintance check up?

because besides the wheel and tires a lil messed up, my locks are fuked up too.

I'll tell u what happen, see if u can tell me whats up

I took my car for window tinting the trunk window and front window, and afterwards i get my car and realize that
my driver and passenger locks are fuked up. Like it wont go down or go up and my key lock/unlock button doesnt affect the front locks.

damn man, i hear clicking sounds on the passenger front door and driver said lock doesnt even function.
So i took it back for them to fix it, so they said they fixed it and it worked out fine until couple of days later i wasnt home i come back
the car alarm rings outta no where. I'm clicking lock/unlock button on my key to shut it off wont shut off its not being affected.

So i check out whats wrong and try to turn on my car i see 2 red lights , out of battery and oil icon and car wont start when i try to start it up no lights no nothing starts the car is officially dead,

And it's today this happened, so im nervous right now cause i gotta go college to the dorms in 1 day and my cars totally fuked up so tommorow my dad gonna jumper cable it but does that fix my alarm/lock problem?

This is more important then wheel alignment right now cause i dealt wit fuked up balance wheels but this alarm ringing out of no where and not shutting off and wasting my battery

I cant take it its scary, i think the alarm went on and off whole day i was gone is that possible? like outta no where if no1 touched it. It can't be the key because dis never happened b4 in my life until i got my windows tinted and the people might have tampered with the lock/alarm.


So.....what's the answer and how much?
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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i read 85% then it started getting stupid, like my locks are F***** up, but sounds like he needs his tires balanced, one of his weights may have fallen off
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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Yeah, thats what I said too.

Do you have an idea about the locks/alarm?
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:35 PM   #4
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he might have a bad sensor... i didnt thoroughly read it, is it aftermarket alarm or is it factory alarm?
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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nycz x beamer: stock
nycz x beamer: everything stock
nycz x beamer: except muffler
nycz x beamer: i spend 1k for my muffler
nycz x beamer: everything is stock
nycz x beamer: wheels rims HU speakers
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Old 08-25-2005, 12:22 AM   #6
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Oh well....this thread can now be deleted.
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:34 PM   #7
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Hum, I don't see a need for it to be deleted... no matter if the response helped him or not, there's a small bit of information here that might help someone else.
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Old 08-25-2005, 02:45 PM   #8
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same thing happens if you bend a rim which could easily be done in a pothole incident
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Old 08-25-2005, 08:47 PM   #9
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Ok, well I'll talk to him tonight if he's on to see what the results were...and I'll post it.

I found out today....at our dealership the 25 point inspection is $20. Just for future references.

Do whatever you want.

Thanks Harry
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:09 AM   #10
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Could be plenty of things - knackered steering bushes, wheel balance (as mentioned earlier) etc. etc. I'll have a look through my BMW service/repair disks when I get home but without actually getting her on a ramp it'll be difficult to help him.

PS do they sell mufflers fot $1000 over there??? - I hope they're made of diamond encrusted gold.

PPS I hope he's going to take english at college.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:45 PM   #11
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I talked to him. He said all he needed was a new battery.

The dealer charged him $150. He was good to go.

All he wanted for it to run, and he got it going.

I'll share this information with him and whatever else you have.

I appreciate it, thanks guys!
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