1997-2003 BMW 5-Series E39 525i, 528i, 530i, 540i, Sedan, Sport Wagon Service Manual

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This 1997-2003 BMW 5-Series E39 Service Manual by Bentley is the only comprehensive, single source of service information and specifications available specifically for BMW 5 Series from 1997 to 2003. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity, clarity and completeness, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourself BMW owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your E39 5 Series.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

Though the do-it-yourself BMW owner will find this manual indispensable as a source of detailed maintenance and repair information, the BMW owner who has no intention of working on his or her car will find that reading and owning this manual will make it possible to discuss repairs more intelligently with a professional technician.

and engines covered:

6-cylinder engines: M52, M52 TU, M54
V-8 engines: M62, M62 TU

Engine management systems covered (Motronic):

Bosch M 5.2, M 5.2.1, ME 7.2
Siemens MS 41.0, MS 42.0, MS 43.0

Transmissions covered:

Manual (remove, install, external service)
Getrag S5D 250G, S6S 420G
ZF S5D 320Z
Automatic (remove, install, external service)
A4S 270R, A4S 310R
A5S 360R, A5S 390R
A5S 325Z
A5S 560Z, A5S 440Z


* Procedures from the basic oil change service to interpreting the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it
* Engine and cylinder head service, including camshaft timing chain setup and adjustment
* Information for specific driveability problems, including explanation of engine management systems and BMW OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
* Theory of operation and repair information for the Siemens and Bosch engine management systems
* Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair of self-adjusting clutch (SAC), gearshift linkage, driveshaft, and drive axles
* Manual and automatic transmission removal, installation, seal replacement and external service
* System description and repair information for Antilock Brakes (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
* Heating and air conditioning repair (IHKA and IHKR), including component replacement
* Body adjustments and repairs, including sunroof and tailgate
* Wiring schematics and extensive electrical component section specifying relay, control module and ground locations with detailed illustrations and photos

by Robert Bentley Publishers
8-3/8 in. by 11 in.
Two volumes containing 2132 pages
1150 photos, illustrations, and diagrams

Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 14 × 5 in

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