Help, E39 died on the way to work!!!!
I really hope someone can help me here, I have been searching the internet all day and dont seem to see anyone has had this issue!!
I was driving to work this morning, when after about a mile I lost all power. I pulled to the side of the road where the car stopped. I restarted the car after some effort and it missfired but ran for approx 30 seconds then stopped. now the car will not start when I turn it over. If I leave the car for a few hours, it may start and run for a minute but it will missfire and stop.
I have looked at a few posts but cant find anything like this. So far I have tried the following.
1) Both Keys, 2) Jump Leads, 3) Swap fuel pump relay. The car has 90k miles and a full service history with the last oilservice overdue. The fuel light is on but I dont think it has to do with cr@p from the tank.
I had a ford escort years ago that behaved in a similar way and that was down to a faulty rotor arm. Please for the love of god someone help me.