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Old 02-07-2009, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI, I HAVE A E36 1995 325is SOMETIMES WHEN I'M DRIVING AND I'M ON GEAR, WHEN I STEP ON THE CLUTCH OR WHEN I GO TO NEUTRAL TO SLOW DOWN OR TO STOP, THE ENGINE WOULD GO BACK AND FORT TO 300 AND 1000 RPM A FEW TIMES THEN IT WILL GO TO THE NORMAL IDLE RPM. AND SOMETIMES THE CAR WONT START, I HAVE TO TRY IT AGAIN FOR ABOUT 3-6 TIMES BEFORE THE CAR STARTS. BUT WHEN I DRIVE THE CAR IT SEEMS NORMAL UNLESS SOMETIMES THE RPM WOULD GO BACK AND FORT TO 300 AND 1000 RPM WHEN I GO TO NEUTRAL THEN IT GOES BACK TO NORMAL IDLE RPM. ANY IDEAS WHAT IS CAUSING THAT? I'M A FIRST TIME BMW OWNER SO I REALLY DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT. PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT. THANK YOU SO MUCH
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think its anything to do with the gearbox, take a look at all your air intake pipes for leaks, then I would go for the MAF.
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I dont think its anything to do with the gearbox, take a look at all your air intake pipes for leaks, then I would go for the MAF.
I agree, also could be a cracked hose on the ICV ( idle control valve ) there is a y splitter hose that can be prone to perishing

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same thing almost happined to me cleand icv and maf and presto no more problamo! try it out
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THANK YOU GUYS I WILL TRY IT OUT TOMORROW. THANKS AGAIN
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THANK YOU GUYS I WILL TRY IT OUT TOMORROW. THANKS AGAIN
and if you can turn the cap lock of that would be great to i agree on the vacuum leak there one of the most common issues with BMW's...
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