1986 325 ES idle problem

Tiny
MPD2416
  • MEMBER
  • 1986 BMW
  • 35,000 MILES
My car hunts for an idle I have checked for a vacuum leak and cannot find one the engine light is always on but runs fine in gear but every time it idles the problem is ther occasionally the engine will not be on but it always hunts for an idle or if I adjust the idle speed it will idle high and won't hunt how would I diagnose the problem and fix it?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 AT 11:56 AM

2 Replies

Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
You have a vacuum leak from somewhere. A smoke test will find the leak.

We need the codes, bad move driving around with it on. It is trying to tell you something is wrong and I suggest you listen

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
MPD2416
  • MEMBER
Thank you how would I do a smoke test I apologize for not being a genius when it comes to cars I just entered the automotive world a few months ago and would like to be a mechanic someday but you gotta learn somewhere
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 AT 1:25 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides