Car does not want to idle

Tiny
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  • 2001 BMW E46
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 235,000 MILES

My 325ci 2001 Model does not want to idle. What is the cause of this. This happend after driving through water and it coverd the engine.

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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 12:16 PM

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Tiny
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Water on the engine could be inside the spark plug wells and causing no idle condition. Remove top cover and inspect the coils and plugs.

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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 2:52 PM
Tiny
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We've checked that and that does not seem to be the problem.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 5:09 AM
Tiny
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Tell me what else has been done so far.

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 AT 10:40 AM

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