Engine Performance problem
2003 BMW 325 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 72000 miles
Im driving a 2003 BMW 325ci (2 door). About 72000 miles on it. Got it at about 70000 miles and it was a flood car. But engine and everything was fine, not at all damaged. It seemed to be working fine for the last month or 2. Many things had been replaced. In beginning the problem was the same when we first tried to start car, when mechanic had fixed many things inside of it. He revved it a bit and then it was able to go. Again, after that he made many twitches to the car.
Recently, since 2 days ago this first occurred. I had started my car. Drove it about 2 minutes and came back home to grab something. I left the car on for about 3-4 minutes tops. Then I get back into the car, change gear to Reverse and I feel a slightly more of a jerk. Then I hit the brakes, and put it in drive, and as I do, the engine shuts off. So I put it in park and turn off the car (the battery was left on I believe). I try it again. But 2 seconds after the car is turned on, it shuts off again. My dad comes, puts turns it on and while in park, he revs it for about a couple seconds and moves the car. Took it to mechanic next day, the air filter was horrible so it was replaced. Then he came back from mechanic (about 30 minutes of pure driving but on highway so not too much stopping in the middle). It was fine then.
And a few hours later, I take the car out. I stopped for about 2 minutes, leaving the car on. Then again the same problem and now it seems as if whenever I stop for a second or 2 at most, at a stop light, or in traffic. The car stalls. Engine turns off, I have to change gear from drive into park. Turn off the car. Turn it back on, rev it a bit, and then quickly change gear into drive and quickly hit gas pedal to let the car go. Acceleration also feels a bit weird. Not sure if different but definitely something feels like it might not be right. Also feel slight jerking when driving.
I would like to know what would be the problem? DId anyone else have a problem like this?
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 8:47 PM