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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-17-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Bmwtvboy
No squirrely rear movement. Some years ago,...

No squirrely rear movement. Some years ago, before the lights came on , the rear brakes would apply and keep the X from freely moving forward. It didn't matter how high you idled to pull away, it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Bmwtvboy
No it didn't flash, it was just on and brite. It...

No it didn't flash, it was just on and brite. It was more of a sloppy feel when driving in snow /slush pack on the road. I had to drive really slow, 15mph, lucky everyone was driving slow in traffic....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-16-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Bmwtvboy
About 4 years ago I paid $1,100 to have a Boulder...

About 4 years ago I paid $1,100 to have a Boulder shop claim they replaced a new abs module and steering angle sensor. The light would be on for few seconds as the vehicle moved forward than turn...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Once again the garage angels have smiled down...

Once again the garage angels have smiled down upon me. A Napa guy lead me to a wise old, transmission guy around the corner from my house. He found a matching bolt from another GM tranny pan and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Stripped baby..

Once again a prior mechanic leaves a mess behind. The drain bolt on my X5 transmission pan is stripped. Just the three lines of threads at the end of the bolt. Does this mean I can't fix this problem...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Weird Aux Fan acting up??

Ok so there is no problem. But the Aux A/C condenser fan comes on after I turn off the X5 E53. Nothing is overheating, temp runs perfectly, A/C runs cold all the time, no temp issues. But whenever I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Sorry, what's Andrew's switch repair? And how do...

Sorry, what's Andrew's switch repair? And how do I know that switch from Ebay will work? I have had some bad experiences with Ebay.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
hooray..yippie..YOU GUYS ROCK. I was able to...

hooray..yippie..YOU GUYS ROCK. I was able to connect to the 12 volt battery using the wires in the black power plug at the switch. I first tested the line to the motor unplugged. Got a current. It...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Ok, that sounds approachable for testing the...

Ok, that sounds approachable for testing the motor. I'll give it try. I checked my 12 volt battery from my impact wrench and it needed a charge. I then checked the terminals marked and it seems they...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-11-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Becoming a PIA. Was able to remove the switch and...

Becoming a PIA. Was able to remove the switch and take apart. It looked perfect. I cleaned contact points on board and silicone pad with alcohol, put back together and now the rear passenger window...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Yes, this makes sense now. I may have a 12volt...

Yes, this makes sense now. I may have a 12volt battery supply from impact wrench. I understand everything is unplugged and I am only to test the motor. Grounding makes sense too. Thanks. I'll keep...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 06-03-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
When attaching a 12Volt line to the motor plug...

When attaching a 12Volt line to the motor plug does it matter which prong I attach it to? I am not very informed on this electrical stuff. What do I attach the ground line to? I have to use the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-30-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
This is great to know. Someone on Utube posted an...

This is great to know. Someone on Utube posted an interesting diagnostic idea. It seem to work. He explained that when applying the switch to engage the motor it applies load to the circuit. He...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
You're right. At one time the key fob rolled all...

You're right. At one time the key fob rolled all the windows down including open sunroof. But then, the driver window would go down intermittently. Then sometimes, only about a 1/3rd with key or...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Really? You must be a glutton for punishment....

Really? You must be a glutton for punishment. First, it's a waste because teaching manual on an all wheel drive with DSC defeats the purpose of manual driving. Second, it's over rated and very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Jammed shut now what? Window

Front driver window is jammed shut and won't go down? I am not sure if I need a new motor,regulator or switch panel. The other windows all work properly. If I replace the reg/motor system how do I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Window Disasters.

As some of you know I just finished fixing the w.pump/serpentine system and we're back on the road. Two days later, crash, the rear,left,driver window collapses into the door upon switch up to close....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-11-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Dam Andrew this is impressive. What do you do? I...

Dam Andrew this is impressive. What do you do? I can try it when I open things up, but this type of electronic repair is totally new to my eye/hand coordinates.
Thanks.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-11-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Rear CV joints are in rubber boots. I have to...

Rear CV joints are in rubber boots. I have to inspect, but a year ago everything was really clean n dry back there. Concerned its not Rear Diff/ changed fluid every 100K miles. Rear flex disc maybe?...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Window issue:

Sometimes, rarely now, the window goes down about a 1/3. Then, press the switch again and it goes all the way down. Goes up on a single pull on the switch and can be stopped and re switched up at any...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-10-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Wow, once I bolted up the w.pump it was pretty...

Wow, once I bolted up the w.pump it was pretty straight forward. Now it runs great, sounds smooth and no leaks. NEXT up, driver window issue/switch or motor. Basic maintenance: Tranny fluids, check...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
You guys are all amazing. Thank you. But as a...

You guys are all amazing. Thank you. But as a novice, I over reacted. The thin material on the stud was a lock tight product BMW. The threads in the timing cover that hold down the pump were fine....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Stripped studs, now what?

OK, made a huge mistake. Bought some new nut fasteners for the water pump. Used the old ones and then used a new one, it was a lock nut, it stripped out the stud for the water pump studs. Just one. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Parts is parts?

Just got the replacement parts n all looks fine-but question a few odd things.
First - my really old clutch fan is OEM n still spins manually very stiff- should I replace it with this new one in the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-29-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bmwtvboy
Issue as risen. I know why they may want to use...

Issue as risen. I know why they may want to use plastic impeller. When my w.pump failed it scored the inside of the housing. I think I can smooth it off with scotch pad. Got all the parts off and I...
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