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#1 (permalink) Old 08-30-2004, 05:12 PM
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my 320 sometimes surges at idle , kind of sounds like it has a huge cam or something

but i have checked for intake leaks and the idle control valve is new , any other ideas

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its not the ICV, i know what it is. umm.... its the idle control module, looks like this.



www.bavauto.com has it for 174. i had the same symptoms with my car (325es) and i changed this and it runs like it used to. its located in the glove compartment, first you gotta take out the panel from inside. good luck on the fix. by the way, i got a used one for about $100 bucks from a wrecked car. hope this helps.

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