E39 series BMW 5

since 1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

- Introduction
   Cars of the BMW brand of the 5th series - the summary
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, tool and workplace equipment
   Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
   Engine start from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile himikaliya, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes
+ System of onboard diagnostics

Poddomkrachivaniye and towage


At work under the car it should be established on the lift or if the lift is not present, on two or four reliable supports.

At all do not carry out works under the car if it has no reliable raskrepleniye or leans only on one jack. It is life-threatening!

1. It is possible to lift only the empty car on equal and a platform with a firm covering.
2. Wheels of the car which remain operty on a platform, follows раскрепить the wedges preventing moving of the car. Do not hope for the parking brake as the last can be lowered at carrying out a certain repair work.
3. The car should be fixed so that the support was sideways, from outer side.

For an exception of damage of the bottom of the car between a support and the car put rubber or wooden laying.

Point of support and lifting

Points of support for an automobile jack and the lift are rubber blocks on the bottom beam which situation is shown by shooters.

The automobile jack is established so that its basis leaned all surface, and the jack head at its rotation could pass in rectangular deepening of a beam.

Rotating the jack handle, tear off the car from a platform. Bring support under the car.


Demountable towing eyes are located in a set of the onboard tool and before towage should be wrapped in the corresponding elements of forward and back bumpers.

Forward towing eye

Open a carving opening. For this purpose press a cover having a symbol in the form of an arrow. The cover is on a front bumper on the right side.

Back towing eye

Open a carving opening. For this purpose press a cover having a symbol in the form of an arrow. The cover is on a rear bumper on the right side.


1. Include ignition to exclude blocking of a steering wheel. It will ensure functioning of stoplights and the sound alarm system, and also work of screen wipers.
2. The lever of gear shifting establish in neutral situation. At cars with automatic transmission the selector establish in the situation "N".
3. On the towed and towing car turn on the alarm system.
4. As the amplifier of a brake and a steering act only at the working engine, the pedal of a brake and a steering wheel demand considerable efforts!
5. Application of a towing bar is recommended. At application of a towing cable there is a danger of arrival of one car on another. The towing cable should be rather elastic to protect from dynamic pushes towing and towed cars. It is recommended to apply a towing cable to this purpose from plastic fibers or a cable with intermediate elastic elements.

Cars with automatic transmission

Position of the selector of switching: “N”
Maximum speed of towage: 70 km/h!
Maximum distance of towage: 150 km!

At damaged AT: For towage with higher speed and on longer distances it is necessary to lift driving wheels. The reason consists in the following. At the idle engine the pump AT that does not provide some necessary greasing does not work.

At use of the conveyor: The car can be towed only with the lifted driving wheels.

Engine start by means of towage

Start of the engine of the car with AT by means of towage is impossible.

The car can be started only at the cold engine since otherwise it is possible to damage the catalytic converter.


1. Include ignition.
2. Give gas.
3. Include the 3rd transfer, press on a pedal of coupling and hold it.
4. Begin towage or push the car.
5. Slowly include coupling.