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| Originally posted by Prof. Gizmo@Oct 16 2004, 04:11 PM |
I have a 2000 328Ci with similar symptoms. The SES light is on for a day or so, and
then goes out. At first, I thought it was a leaky gas cap, but I just took it to Autozone
and their OBDII reader displayed the code "P1397", which they decoded as "System
Voltage out of self test range". However, when I do a search on the internet for OBDII
codes, "P1397" is decoded as "Camshaft Position Sensor "B" (Bank 1)". Other forums
have indicated that this is a "high failure" item and relatively easy to replace since it is
located at the front of the motor near the exhaust camshaft and held in place by a single
bolt. Don't know how much BMW wants for one of these things, but if its "reasonable"
I'm going to replace it myself. If I do, I'll post my results. Wish me luck.
| Originally posted by nathan56989@Aug 10 2005, 07:25 PM |
So some of you people are saying that if you check engine light comes on then goes out at a later time everything is fine. so your also saying that if your air bag light comes on then goes out you'll get in your car and put you child in the front seat with you right? or if your low coolant light comes on then goes out it's fine.(until it overheats) then you say oh I didn't see the low coolant light come on.
just because it went out does not meen that the problem is gone. i have seen this many times where people come in and say the light was on but then it went off and when the faults were checked there's the problem. with no check engine light.
Please for the sake your you car and your wallet get it checked out. If you take it the chances of someone not knowing anything about an E46 is slim to none we have a guy that has no schooling on any bmws and knows a lot about the e46 pretty simple vehicle. so pay the 40 dollars instead of 4000 dollars when the engine fails.
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