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#1 (permalink) Old 10-20-2004, 02:23 PM
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My car stalls after its been driven for over an hour, and only after i shut off the engine and turn it back on, it catches, i have to rev it a little, but then it dies after. I have to rev for a good 30 seconds until the car stays idle, alternator issue?
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This is related to your idle control valve and/or throttle switch. The symtoms are:

Car won't start when hot (after15/20 minutes) or cold (parkedfor an hour)
Car stalls for no reason...
Car shakes in idle
No power

There was member who had to replaced the switch (I think) or found a loose connection on the switch after he brought back from the dealer. Dang it, can't find it but it's there!


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Ok, I did more research last night and it's possible it could be your MASS CONTROL AIR FLOW sensor based on the symptoms you described. Without a scan tool it's difficult to pin point the problem. But this sensor would be a good place to start!

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Thanks for the research, i'm getting the car back from the shop today, i'll let you know what they said it was...

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Ok, I did more research last night and it's possible it could be your MASS CONTROL AIR FLOW sensor based on the symptoms you described. Without a scan tool it's difficult to pin point the problem. But this sensor would be a good place to start!

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The BMW service said they replaced a cam sensor. I have no idea what that does, but ok, but the car seems to be working fine now.


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Ok, I did more research last night and it's possible it could be your MASS CONTROL AIR FLOW sensor based on the symptoms you described.* Without a scan tool it's difficult to pin point the problem. But this sensor would be a good place to start!

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Thanks for letting us know... and glad your car is running fine!
I'll look it up tonight on the manual...

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