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1997 BMW 328I CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT BMW REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

BMW -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

  • On 7 Series, remove upper air cleaner.
  • On all models, raise and support vehicle.
  • Using pulley holding tool No. 11 5 030, or equivalent, remove engine cooling fan. Note fan nut has a lefthand thread.
  • On models with V12 engine, remove oil catch tray.
  • On all models, remove engine splash guard and heat shields.
  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Remove upper air duct attaching bolts, then the duct.
  • Disconnect coolant level sender...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Adjustments -> Parking Brake
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

Parking Brake

  • Ensure parking brake lever is fully released and cables operate freely, then raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove one wheel bolt from each wheel.
  • Rotate wheel until bolt hole is aligned using parking brake star adjuster.
  • On Z3, 318, 323, 325 and 328 models, adjuster is located approximately 30° behind the vertical axis of the wheel on 3 Series models, Fig. .
  • On M3, 525, 530, 540, 740, 750, 840 and 850 models, adjuster is 45° below horizontal axis of wheel toward rear, F...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

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: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 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 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> With rear constant velocity joint -> With slide
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 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 transmission...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

  • Read out stored fault messages with suitable scan tool.
  • Switch off ignition.
  • Disconnect and cover battery ground terminal.
  • Remove suction filter housing.
  • Remove fan clutch.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Drain supply tank for power steering pump if necessary, remove with holder and place to one side. Lines on supply tank for power steering pump remain connected.
  • Remove air hose.
  • Take off cap on connections...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> BMW -> 1992-98 3 Series
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

Service interval is determined by the service indicator.

  • Obtain the radio anti-theft code prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • On all models except convertible, disengage the two air nozzles (located above the glove compartment) at the top. Position the nozzles straight ahead, then remove the nozzles.
  • On all models, remove the glove compartment retaining screws located at each side. On convertible models, the upper two screws are accessed through the air nozzle opening.
  • Disconnect the glove compartment lamp.
  • Remove the two lower glove ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

BMW -> Service Interval Indicator -> 3 Series & M3 -> Interval Indicator -> Less Underhood Diagnostic Connector -> Oil Service -> With Underhood Diagnostic Connector
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

Less Underhood Diagnostic Connector

On these models the SII reset tool cannot be used. Resetting is possible using the instrument cluster trip odometer reset button. Proceed as follows:

  • Turn ignition Off.
  • Press and hold trip odometer reset button, then turn ignition to "1" (Accessory).
  • Keep odometer reset button depressed for approximately five more seconds until any of following words appear in display: "Oil Service" or "Inspection" with "Reset" or "Re."
  • On models equipped with high cluster, remaining amount of fuel in liters until next service is displayed should appear.
  • On all models, depress ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove engine cooling fan using pulley holding tool No. 11 5 030, or equivalent. Fan nut has lefthand thread.
  • Remove engine splash guard and heat shields.
  • Drain coolant into suitable container.
  • Remove mounting bolts and upper air duct.
  • Disconnect coolant level sender electrical connector.
  • Disconnect lower coolant, expansion and bleed hos...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 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 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 BMW 328I cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

MAF Sensor Diagram for 1997 BMW 328I  2.8 L6 GASMAF Sensor Diagram for 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Hot Film Air Mass Meter
  • Connector B-6207
  • Crank Position Sensor Diagram for 1997 BMW 328I  2.8 L6 GASCrank Position Sensor Diagram for 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Connector X-6203
  • Connector B-6203
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 BMW 328I cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 BMW 328I  2.8 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlight/Foglight Washer Pump
  • Headlight/Foglight Cleaning Module
  • 1997 BMW 328I  2.8 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Rear Defogger Relay
  • Antenna Amplifier
  • HIFI Amplifier
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 BMW 328I cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Tools and Equipment
    Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: Tools and Equipment
    Vehicle: 1997 BMW 328I 2.8 L6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 BMW 328I AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 BMW 328I 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 1997 BMW 328I 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 1997 BMW 328I 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 1997 BMW 328I 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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