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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-01-2005, 03:58 AM
david mc clean david mc clean is offline
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Hi I have recently bought a 1997 3231 (E36) 5 speed manual and the car is running very rough - I have had two new oxygen sensors fitted and this has helped but the car still doen't run smoothly when accelerating through the gears. When the accelerator is well down tha car goes well but when driving at low revs it seems to be missing -any suggestions
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:43 AM
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The check engine light doesn't come on?

First place I would look is the rubber boot between your air flow sensor and you throttle body, these are notorious for getting small holes and tears in them and causing problems but not necessarily lighting the check engine light.

This is just one easy place to check, the first thing I would look for along with any loose vacuum hoses.

But if the check engine light is not on and the engine is running noticeably rough there is a strong possibility that a connection in the computer is going bad, or a broken wire in the engine harness somewhere.
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