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Old 12-04-2005, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e46 cuts out sometimes

used: i have a 325 coupe e46 with 60,000 miles on the clock, sometimes the car just cuts off while im slowing down and then starts up at the 3 or 4th attempt, Was told it might be the cam shaft sensor, has anybody had the same problem. Ive had it fully serviced and they changed the fuel filter. used: used: used: used:
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I've had similar problems before, but only at 15-20K miles. The dealer just re-installed the software and updated it. I don't know if this will pertain to you or not.
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Have you checked all of your ground points? If the cam sensor was not working, you would have a CEL.
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Actually, the camshaft sensor problem won't necessarily leave a fault in the computer. I had it happen on my intake and the mechanic charged me $70 to tell me there was nothing IN the computer. Took another week of driving before it appeared in the computer again.

D4, have a mechanic check your fault codes. Or buy a reader and do it yourself. Either way, that will tell you if it's your camshaft sensor. If it is, it's about a 30 minute repair you can do yourself. FYI, my sensor went out at about 60K too, similar symptoms. How's your gas mileage and idling?
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called carsoft, i erased the fault code and nothing come up, once the car stalled again ie while reduceing speed, i put on carsoft and it come up with cam shaft sensor, there are 2 sensors fitted, they are about 60pound each, i will get back to you guys once iv had them replaced.
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Actually, the camshaft sensor problem won't necessarily leave a fault in the computer. I had it happen on my intake and the mechanic charged me $70 to tell me there was nothing IN the computer. Took another week of driving before it appeared in the computer again.

D4, have a mechanic check your fault codes. Or buy a reader and do it yourself. Either way, that will tell you if it's your camshaft sensor. If it is, it's about a 30 minute repair you can do yourself. FYI, my sensor went out at about 60K too, similar symptoms. How's your gas mileage and idling?
It will leave a fault in the computer no matter what. Except the computer has to see it twice too throw a CEL. So if it was a major problem, it would have already come up.
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had my camshaft sensor sorted at the weekend...took 5 minutes to change...idles great now....

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