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BMW Z3 repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (7%)

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BMW Z3 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (20%)

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Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 BMW Z3 2dr Hatch

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual RWD

107000 mi

US $2200
Flex coupling replaced. Transmission seal replaced. 
143500 mi

US $950
Unjointed replacement, drive shaft support bearing, return driveshaft 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

315-horsepower 3.2L I6 5-speed manual RWD

83300 mi

US $650
Failure in clutch slave cylinder- leaking. Replaced slave and all clutch and transmission fluids. 
82500 mi

US $250
problems downshifting into first and second after the car is warmed up. Clutch hose to slave cylinder replaced. 
78200 mi

US $340
Clutch not disengaging properly. Replace master and slave cylinders for clutch actuation. 
79200 mi

US $300
clutch master & slave cylinders 

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

225-horsepower 3.0L I6 5-speed manual RWD

83080 mi

C $1300
change cv joint right side  

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2001 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

184-horsepower 2.5L I6 5-speed manual RWD

170000 mi

US $400
Rebuilt shifter linkage 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Hatch

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 5-speed manual RWD

87380 mi Differential rebuild (bearings, seals) 
91020 mi

C $1500
replaced torn flexdisk 
44300 mi

US $70
Clutch line was leaking fluid. 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 5-speed manual RWD

122000 mi

US $400
Rear axle boot torn and needed replaced. New axle sourced 
48000 mi

US $100
Rebuild slave cylinder and add spacer. Car was lurching forward when trying to place it in 1st or 2nd gear 

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2000 BMW Z3 2dr Convertible

170-horsepower 2.5L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

75000 mi Transmission fluid changed for the first time. Warning light signaled low fluid. Soft code did not retain problem in memory so assume was a false reading. Has not reoccured. 
47200 mi

US $1054
Transmission rear seal 

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BMW Z3 Transmission Problems

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