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2004 BMW 3-Series 325Ci 2dr Coupe

2004 BMW 3-Series
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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December 28, 2011, 1:10 am

Harvey M
 

Question: Interior Windshield Steams Up

When the car is idling the interior windshield steams up, temp gauge is in the middle. This happened a couple of times. Than tonight the windshield steamed up while driving in traffic and eventually stalled with the temp gauge in red zone.
Car has 72,000 miles, I just bought it used, just had anti freeze topped up two days ago with BMW specified added to existing non BMW anti freeze. Windshield steamed up before I did this.


January 5, 2012, 7:15 pm

Elizabeth K
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There's a water leak in the passenger compartment--possibly coming from the heater core. If so, you'll be low on coolant (which will explain the overheating problem). Check the coolant level. Check under the carpets/floormats under the dash for pooling water/fluid.

If the vehicle is running hot, it is ideal to stop driving it, as overheating can cause expensive engine damage.


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