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The service engine light has been coming on once in awhile,

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The service engine light...

The service engine light has been coming on once in awhile, but now more frequent. This morning when I got to work, my engine had a very high pitched kind of whistling sound. It is a 2010 BMW 3X

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?

Yes..let me get it...the code is P13B4

Mechanic's Assistant: Great. If you share the code with me, I'll pass it along to the Mechanic. He'll be able to diagnose your issue much faster with a code. What is the model of your '10 BMW?

3X

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, just had the diagnostic read, but our mechanic could not read the code of a BMW

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, just if he has an idea of what it might be. We have a mechanic and he is a lot cheaper than a BMW dealer. But would like to know what kind of problem we are looking a.t

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 8 months ago
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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 8 months ago

That code is for a CAM sensor which means the sensor can be bad. It should be tested to confirm it with a scan tool or a lab scope.

Should be able to fix it for under $250.00.

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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 8 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time in chat?

Thanks again, Ron

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Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
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