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Old 12-09-2003, 06:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some guidence here

I have a 96 M3 that just does not want to stay started.

The vehicle starts right up with no problem but literaly shuts right off. all within about a second or two.

Im thinking its the Idle Control Valve but im really not sure.. Ill tear into it tonight.

Not much else to explain... Sorry.

Any feedback is helpful
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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could be your mass air flow sensor, im guessing its that. any other guesses guys?
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more ideas to think of is the ICV which you mentioned , or a vacuum leak, i believe that you might be running to rich or to lean. thats a start .
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YO! thanks furious... it WAS the idle control valve

Its all fixed and running smooth now.

also, I forgot to mention that it started makin a funny noise.. (kindy metalish sounding) as it started up like 2 days before it wouldnt stay started.

what the hell could make go bad like that?

oh well...
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the ICV made the sound? or the car?
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