I have a 2002 540i BMW. WAS DRIVING, LOST POWER, NOW IT PUTTS WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD BE THE PROBLEM. JUST HAD A POWER STEERING REPLACED?

Asked by Jul 18, 2014 at 09:18 PM about the 2002 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 540i BMW. WAS DRIVING, LOST POWER, NOW IT PUTTS  WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD BE THE PROBLEM.  JUST HAD A POWER STEERING REPLACED?

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263,745

Might be in 'limp' mode. What lights are lit up on the dash?

865

It likely has nothing to do with your power steering (fluid?) replaced. It definitely when into limp mode due to any number of various factors. You'll need to get the codes read. Did you turn off the engine and turn it back on and it behaved fine after by chance? It could be a camshaft position sensor that is misbehaving and will need to be replaced soon.

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