BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

The BMW of 3 series Е46
- Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
   Identification numbers of the car
   Acquisition of spare parts
   Technology of service, the tool and the workplace equipment
   Поддомкрачивание and towage
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Checks of readiness of the car to operation
   Automobile химикалии, oils and greasings
   Diagnostics of malfunctions
   Controls and operation receptions
   Controls and devices
   Keys, the uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security сигнализация*
   The hatch with podemno-sdvizhnoj крышкой*
   Adjustment of position of a steering wheel
   Safety systems
   The lock of ignition and engine start
   Lay brake
   Manual box of a gear change (manual transmission)
   Automatic transmission (АТ) *
   The lever of the switch of indexes of turn / a light signal
   Screen wipers and стеклоомыватели
   Heater of back glass
   Темпостат (automatics of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at a parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilisation of stability with a regulator of a twisting moment of engine ASC+T/System of the dynamic control of stability DSC*
   The monitoring system of pressure of air in tyres (RDC) *
   Illumination and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and the conditioner of air of salon
   The salon equipment
   Features of driving of the car
   The Katalitichesky converter
   Antiblocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage spaces
   Automobile телефон*
   Readjustment of headlights
   Unlocking of a cover of the refuelling hatch manually
   Drive podemno-sdvizhnoj hatch covers вручную*
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ manual transmission and трансмиссионная a line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes

Поддомкрачивание and towage


(The regular jack is under a cover in a trunk floor).

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.

In need of work under the car last should be fixed on supports. Опирание the car only on an automobile jack insufficiently. 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 which at lifting remain on the earth, should be расклинены for prevention of displacement of the car. Do not rely thus on a lay brake. By manufacture of some repair work the lay brake is necessary for releasing.

To an exception of damages of the bottom part of the car apply corresponding rubber and wooden linings. At all do not lift the car for the power unit, forward or back suspension brackets as it can lead to serious consequences.

3 Car should be established on supports so that one support from each party looked outside.

Reference points for an automobile jack

4 As reference points for an automobile jack and the lift rubber blocks (arrows on an illustration), located on the bottom beam are used.

5 Automobile jack put so that its support adjoined to a surface of a platform all plane, and the head at lifting rested against quadrangular deepening on the car.

6 Lift a jack so that the wheel has come off the earth and bring under the car a support.


Installation of a towing cable / a towing bar

The car should be towed only for an eye specially provided for this purpose. The eye is in the complete set of the onboard tool and before the towage beginning should be screwed in corresponding places on a forward or back bumper.

1 Forward fastening: Take out a cover above at a bumper groove, having hooked its screw-driver, and screw against the stop a forward towing eye.

2 Back fastening: Take out a cover above at a bumper groove, having hooked its screw-driver, and screw against the stop an eye.

Towage rules

3 Include ignition to exclude steering wheel blocking, to provide possibility of inclusion of a stoplight, a sound signal and screen wipers.
4 Establish manual a check point in neutral position, at cars from an automatic transmission the selector establish in position “N”.
5 Include the alarm system on both cars.
6 As the amplifier of a brake and the wheel hydraulic booster operate only at the working engine, on the idle engine it is necessary to press more strongly a pedal of a brake and to put more considerable effort to a steering wheel.
7 application of a towing bar Is recommended. In case of application of a towing cable there is a danger of arrival of the car. The towing cable should be elastic. It reduces dynamic loading on cars. It is necessary to apply only cables from an artificial fibre or cables with an intermediate elastic element.

Cars with automatic transmission

Selector position: “N”
The maximum speed of towage: 70 km/hour!
The maximum distance of towage: 150 km.

8 At damage of a transmission or the big distance the car is towed with lifted приводными wheels. The reason: at the idle engine the oil pump of transmission does not work and last does not receive enough of the oil necessary for higher numbers of turns and long towage.
9 At conveyor application: the Car is authorised to be transported only with lifted приводными wheels. Attention: For an exception of damage of a transmission it is not supposed to tow the car a backing with rotating приводными wheels.

Start of the car by towage

Start of the car by towage is impossible on cars with АТ.

The car is started only at the cold engine, otherwise there is a danger of damage каталитического the converter.

10 Include the alarm system.
11 Include ignition.
12 Include 3rd transfer, press a pedal of coupling and keep it.
13 Begin car towage.
14 Slowly include coupling, when both cars движутся.
15 As soon as the engine to be started, press a pedal of coupling and switch off transfer not to drive into towing car.