well, i thought it was my alternator, whenever i start up my car it'll almost die when regularly idling, i have to keep my foot on the gas when i start it up in the mornings, and now in the afternoon sometimes; but even then the idle will move up and down. Then when i start to drive i'll hit the gas, i'll start going a lil bit and then my car will almost just cut off and the accelleration is gone. within a second it'll come back. any idea waht this could be? Please help. I think this other problem im having is linked to it. well whenever i try to rev my engine sometimes it hesitates too. or when i rev it my lights will start to dim; just a lil. When im accellerating my car seems to HESITATE ALOT and i lose ALOT of power. it sucks. but could my alternator cause this, i thought of it as it because whenever im flooring it its using more power and making the alternator work harder. im just wanting to make sure before i go and buy this damn alternator. others said it could be my Mass Air Flow Sensor? any suggestions on waht to try? i replaced all my fuel lines and vaccum hoses recently, and no change.
My car is a 1985 BMW 528e. thanks
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