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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 27,303
Posted By bakersx5
tight steering

nezarnuaimat, i am going to have to do mine soon. i have a 3.0i so there isnt near as much in the way. is it just a bolt on each end that holds it in place or do i have to take other parts of the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By bakersx5
steering shaft

Weasel i have an 02 3.0i and it is starting the tight steering as well. mechanic says $600. I do most of my own maintenance and repairs so i think i can handle doing it. Do you know of the part...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-29-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 116,906
Posted By bakersx5
Good, thats what i have been running. :thumbup:...

Good, thats what i have been running. :thumbup: How often do you change it? i have been changing it every 10,000 miles
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By bakersx5
i agree as well

I fought and fought. bought new bulbs etc. i finally pulled out the tail light assembly and there it was, a small hole. i took some solder and my soldering iron and patched it right up. ground it...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 116,906
Posted By bakersx5
UCrew, that makes me feel better about my 02...

UCrew, that makes me feel better about my 02 3.0i. no major engine or trans problems and i do regular maintenance like I should. what kind of oil do you use?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 116,906
Posted By bakersx5
02 3.0i here. four window regulators, drivers...

02 3.0i here. four window regulators, drivers sear control module, Idle control valve. Spark plugs and did the valve cover gasket since i was doing the plugs. I have around 125k right now.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-28-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 27,699
Posted By bakersx5
lock actuator symptoms

What are the symptoms of a failed actuator? I havent had any problems locking and unlocking yet but i am sure it will happen one day. I have now replaced all four window regulators so i should be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,522
Posted By bakersx5
i replaced my brakes and rotors back in the...

i replaced my brakes and rotors back in the spring and just a few days ago i heard brake squealing i used padgid (sp?) pads and bedded the brakes per their instructions. i did not use the permatex as...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By bakersx5
I too had the same problem. i did what...

I too had the same problem. i did what quicksilver suggested and filled the hole with solder, ground it down with my dremel and it has been fine of six months now. Stupid problem to have on such an...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-24-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 31,227
Posted By bakersx5
126,000 miles

My 3.0i is a 2002 with 126,000 on it right now. i have mixed feelings about this vehicle. We also have a 328i which i love but not near the problems as we have had with the X5. I thought BMW was a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-21-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 81,128
Posted By bakersx5
I don't think so. I didn't anyway.

I don't think so. I didn't anyway.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 81,128
Posted By bakersx5
Talking 3.0 and 4.4 use the same one in 2002. if it was...

3.0 and 4.4 use the same one in 2002. if it was made before 4/01 it is the small one, made after 4/01 it is the large one. In this case, size doesn't matter.:D
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 81,128
Posted By bakersx5
Looks like you bought the wrong filter. i changed...

Looks like you bought the wrong filter. i changed mine two weeks ago and it was identical. my 2002 x5 3.0i was made in june of 02 and they changed to the different filter in march or april.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,221
Posted By bakersx5
Hey guys, I too am having power seat problems and...

Hey guys, I too am having power seat problems and problems with the wheel. The seat wont move at all, it just clicks. It wont recline or incline either. The wheel wont tilt or telescope at all. It...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,384
Posted By bakersx5
Question Not sure how to check the fluid

There is nothing in my owners manual about how to check the level of fluid. I found the resevoir opened it up but other than a few marks on the dipstick it doesnt show where the level should actually...
Forum: X3 (F25) Forum 10-18-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,966
Posted By bakersx5
BMW Museum

I dont live very far from the plant in Greer SC. there is a BMW museum close by. If you are ever in the area, make sure you go to the museum. I really enjoyed it, very interesting place.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 868
Posted By bakersx5
dash lights

I have one dash light out. It is the one that lights up the mileage. Is this as simple as a bulb change or is there more to it?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,384
Posted By bakersx5
power steering fluid

Hey guys. While changing a cv boot I jacked up my x5 at the center front jacking point and put jack stands under the jack pads in the front. I noticed atf leaking onto the floor. I looked and the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-17-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 194,874
Posted By bakersx5
got it done this weekend

I replaced my boot this weekend....took longer than I had hoped thanks to a stubborn axle nut and the time consuming task of getting the hub off the cv shaft. I had to use my old clip on the axle...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-15-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,745
Posted By bakersx5
I have a 2002 and replaced my battery with an...

I have a 2002 and replaced my battery with an Interstate battery about a month ago. I was told by the mechanic i use when something is over my head that newer BMW's require "programming" for the ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 194,874
Posted By bakersx5
As a side note

I have called a couple of more places today and both said they wouldnt re-boot the CV joint, the would only replace the half shaft. Said i would be back getting it replaced anyway. anybody have a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 194,874
Posted By bakersx5
Any more tips?

Last weekend while replacing my brakes i noticed the outer boot on the passenger side of my X was torn. I called the shop i take it to when i feel something is too great for me to handle and they...
Forum: BMW SAV Items Wanted to Buy 10-02-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By bakersx5
Tires 235 65 17

Looking for a decent set of stock tires for my 2002 X 3.0i. Anybody have a set. i live in south carolina so all season tires are fine. not looking for winter tires or anything like that.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-01-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,615
Posted By bakersx5
I used Pagid pads front and back on my X. Below...

I used Pagid pads front and back on my X. Below is the recommended bedding procedure straight from Pagid.

The bedding in/break in procedure should be done as follows:
• Drive at approx. 35 mph...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-29-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,297
Posted By bakersx5
The mechanic i use on occasion when i feel...

The mechanic i use on occasion when i feel something is over my head was a BMW tech for 15 years. I asked him about the coolant level because i have had the same issue a couple of times; he told me...
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