Help?! Automatic '94 325i stalling!
I'm new to these forums and new at (attempting to) service my car. Last Friday, my car needed a jump to get started. I tested the battery and found out it needed to be replaced. Replaced it on Monday. That night driving home, my power steering tightened up on me. I purchased some ATF - what my model uses for PS fluid. While I was filling it up, I realized the serpentine belt had snapped and gone to shreds. So today, I replaced the serpentine belt and it ran again. I also drained (by way of the turkey baster method) my brake fluid and replaced it with a generic DOT-4 fluid.
After cleaning up, I was going to take it out for a ride. When I turn the car on, it runs fine in park as long as I'm pressing the gas...shakes a little bit from 1K-1.5K RPMs but I don't think that's a problem. If I'm not pressing the gas, the car used to idle at around 600 RPMs. Now, it fluctuates between 0 and 2K RPMs until it completely stalls and shuts off. I tried putting it in Drive, and letting it idle that way - same thing happens.
Has anyone had this problem? Does anyone know anything about how to fix it? Just in case, I dumped about a half gallon of ATF in the transmission fluid reservoir to see if that would help - no change.