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Old 07-13-2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bimmerboye24 View Post
I have a 88' 635csi and when i star the car it idles up and down between 500 and 1000, i bought three idle control valves and those don't seem to be the problem, i unplugged the idle control valve and it idles fine until i put in gear, when i put it in gear it idles up and down between 500 and 1000, it also will try to bog out and you have to catch it at a certain point to press the gas because if you don't the engine will bog out,, and when i put it in gear (like all cars) it goes forward slowly but when it starts idling wrong the car will stop and go, i have no idea what the problem could be, just was looking for some help,, and i was also looking into some clear corner lights if anyone knows where i could get any.
If you can find a Peake scan tool, use it to find out if there are any fault codes stored in the computer by connecting the scan tool to the round 20 pin connector under the hood. It's much better than guessing. Some indy repair shops may also have the capability but you might end up spending more for them to scan it than the cost of the Peake tool. I recently bought one on Craigslist for $75. They're about $140 new.
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