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BMW xDrive Malfunction

BMW xDrive Malfunction

The 4x4 warning light, ABS and traction control deactivated indicators came on all at once for this E83 BMW X3. This customer has also been getting drivetrain vibrations and juddering on acceleration. MINHS Automotive is well versed in repairs on BMW drivetrain and will be evaluating the xDrive system. What is BMW xDrive? BMW xDrive is a full-time all-wheel drive system with the transfer case being the core component. The transfer case works by directing power from the transmission to both the front and rear differentials. xDrive can make a trip on snowy roads an easier time on you and your car. We’ve determined that the transfer case assembly has failed internally due to a failed chain and has a stored fault code 5F3A Transfer Case Malfunction. A complete case replacement is in order which comes with a new actuator motor. Transfer Case Maintenance We recommend performing the transfer case oil change every 60,000 miles ... read more

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BMW , 4x4 , ABS , Transfer Case , X3 , xDrive

Flickering BMW Navigation Screen

Flickering BMW Navigation Screen

A flickering navigation screen may suggest that your iDrive system is failing. We are replacing this Car Communication Computer (CCC) for a E90 BMW with other such symptoms such as no audio from sound system, iDrive knob spins freely or menu and voice commands stops working. After the CCC is replaced we'll be programming the control module with the latest BMW software.iDrive ModuleCar Communication Computer (CCC) vs. Car Information Computer (CIC) CCC made its debut in 2004 released on the E60 chassis. The DVD drive cannot play movies or support  DVD in motion due to it's processing limitations. It can be identified with the iDrive symbol from the menu screen. The navigation maps are updated by replacing the DVD in the navigation drive with the latest releases. CCC iDrive System CIC made it's debut in 2009 on the F01/F02 7-series and is a major update to the iDrive system, replacing the display, c ... read more

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Audi VW 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Failure

Audi VW 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Failure

A rattling noise from the timing cover, all engine cylinders misfiring, car died and won't restart or extended engine cranking time are all symptoms of a failed timing chain tensioner. This particularly applies to Volkswagen Audi 2.0 TSI engines from 2008-2013 with engine code CCTA, CBFA, CAEB and CPMA which comes with the inferior chain tensioner. We now dive in by removing the front nose of the car and have the timing covers removed. The TSI timing chain tensioner has been updated several times due to their failure rate. The tensioner in question is highlighted in purple. When this component fails, it applies less tension causing the timing chain to get loose and rattle. Once the timing chain jumps timing, being that this is an "interference engine", it can lead to catastrophic engine failure as the internal engine components collide against each other, e.g. intake or exhaust valve making contact against the piston. To avoid a costly engine failur ... read more

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