325XI DOES NOT WANT TO STAY ON WHEN STARTED

2002 BMW

Tiny

wilfredo.osorio_US_ArmyRetired2010

December, 1, 2010 AT 8:41 PM

Car does not want to stay on BMW 325XI Station Wagon All wheel drive. Check Engine service light on 112,000 miles. Could it be the spark plugs not providing the fire?

3 Answers

Tiny

rasmataz

December, 1, 2010 AT 8:43 PM

Check engine light on

Have the computer scanned for code/s-you have a problem within the engine management system that caused the CEL to turn on-This is your starting point of diagnosis, finding out what's going on

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

December, 1, 2010 AT 10:53 PM

As well as having the aforementioned scanning performed, an underhood inspection might be revealing. Often starting and stalling, as your post suggests, is due to the intake boot (from the throttle body out to the air mass flow sensor) having been compromised, especially where the boot diverges and goes to the idle air control valve. After the fault is corrected, the codes need to be cleared. Let us know what you find out.

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

February, 9, 2011 AT 3:46 AM

Is there something new to report?

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