E46 series BMW 3

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

E46 series BMW 3
- BMW 3 cars (E46)
   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
   Governing bodies and operation receptions
   Governing bodies and devices
   Keys, uniform lock and anticreeping system
   Security сигнализация*
   Window regulators
   The hatch with elevating and movable крышкой*
   Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
   Safety systems
   Lock of ignition and engine start
   Parking brake
   Manual box of gear shifting (RKPP)
   Automatic transmission (AT) *
   Lever of the switch of indexes of turn / light signal
   Screen wipers and stekloomyvatel
   Heater of back glass
   Tempostat (automatic equipment of maintenance of the set speed) *
   The alarm system of emergency rapprochement at a parking (PDC) *
   System of automatic stabilization of stability with a regulator of a torque of the ASC+T/engine System of dynamic control of stability of DSC*
   The monitoring system of pressure of air in tires (RDC) *
   Lighting and light devices
   Heater, ventilation and conditioner of air of salon
   Salon equipment
   Running in
   Features of driving of the car
   Catalytic converter
   Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   Disk brakes
   Brake system
   Luggage compartments
   Automobile телефон*
   Readjustment of headlights
   Unlocking of a cover of the refueling hatch manually
   Drive of an elevating and movable cover of the hatch вручную*
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes


Poddomkrachivaniye 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 the last should be fixed on supports. Opiraniye of 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 when lifting remain on the earth, should be расклинены for prevention of shift of the car. Do not rely thus on the parking brake. By production of some repair work the parking brake is necessary for releasing.

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

It is necessary to establish 3 Car 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 (shooters on an illustration), located on the bottom beam are used.

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

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


Installation of a towing cable / towing bar

The car should be towed only for the eye which has been specially provided for this purpose. The eye is in a set of the onboard tool and before the beginning of towage should be screwed in the corresponding places on a front or rear bumper.

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

Towage rules

3 Include ignition to exclude blocking of a steering wheel, to provide possibility of inclusion of a stoplight, a sound signal and screen wipers.
4 Establish manual a check point in neutral situation, at cars from an automatic transmission the selector establish in the situation "N".
5 Turn on the alarm system on both cars.
6 As the amplifier of a brake and the power steering 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 load of cars. It is necessary to apply only cables from artificial fiber or cables with an intermediate elastic element.

Cars with automatic transmission

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

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

Car start by towage

Car start by towage is impossible on cars from AT.

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

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