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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 02-03-2009, 08:35 PM
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Question Need Help On Faulty Codes 328i 96

I have a 96 BMW 328i don't know if its obd1 or obd2? but i went to Auto Zone they read Obd2 codes for me. There are nine any ideals where in the engine bay its located and How to fix?
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 2)
P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P1189 Fuel Control (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P1250 ?
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:10 PM
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I have a 96 BMW 328i don't know if its obd1 or obd2? but i went to Auto Zone they read Obd2 codes for me. There are nine any ideals where in the engine bay its located and How to fix?
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 2)
P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P1189 Fuel Control (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P1250 ?
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Well from what i know, the misfires are the cylinders ignitors or something like that .
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:19 PM
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Autozones in Seatle still check the codes for FREE? Autozones here in California doesnt do that anymore. At least in my area.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:22 PM
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Autozones in Seatle still check the codes for FREE? Autozones here in California doesnt do that anymore. At least in my area.
What part of the bay u reside @.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:25 PM
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Im actually from Sacramento, not the BayArea. The last time I ask AutoZones to scan my codes they say they cant do it anymore by law. Is it the same down there?
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:29 PM
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I have a 96 BMW 328i don't know if its obd1 or obd2? but i went to Auto Zone they read Obd2 codes for me. There are nine any ideals where in the engine bay its located and How to fix?
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 2)
P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P1189 Fuel Control (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P1250 ?
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My guess would be O2 sensors and spark plugs as the first to change. Get your codes cleared then see from there.

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Im actually from Sacramento, not the BayArea. The last time I ask AutoZones to scan my codes they say they cant do it anymore by law. Is it the same down there?
They do it for free down here too. One place even handed me the reader and told me to go do it myself. Didn't even walk out with me to supervise.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:32 PM
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Im actually from Sacramento, not the BayArea. The last time I ask AutoZones to scan my codes they say they cant do it anymore by law. Is it the same down there?
Yea, they cant read em, they just sell the code reader and let us mess with it ourselves
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I have a 96 BMW 328i don't know if its obd1 or obd2? but i went to Auto Zone they read Obd2 codes for me. There are nine any ideals where in the engine bay its located and How to fix?
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 2)
P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P1189 Fuel Control (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P1250 ?
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your car is an OBD 2, 1995 was the last year for OBD 1.

That is alot of codes you got there, sh!tty, but like everyone said, plugs, O2 sensors.

Check your plugs, and if there is oil all in them, new valve cover gasket. Idk what else to tell you, I'm not that educated about the fuel shtuff.

For the misfire cylinders, check out your coils.
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Dude, drive for about 100 miles then get REchecked. OBDII stores some codes indefinitely, so they may or may not still be recurring. Wait to see first.

And yeah, for us in CA they quit doing it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:24 PM
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Dude, drive for about 100 miles then get REchecked. OBDII stores some codes indefinitely, so they may or may not still be recurring. Wait to see first.

And yeah, for us in CA they quit doing it.
The codes aren't going to go away unless you get them cleared.
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=fault+code This will show you what the codes are. It doesn't say what 1250 is though. Sorry guess it's actually not much help at all.
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The codes aren't going to go away unless you get them cleared.
I assume they cleared it when he got them checked. If not, yeah, he needs to clear them now and drive.
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P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 2)
with that, I would look at a vacuum leak by the intake manifold and or a front o2 sensor
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I assume they cleared it when he got them checked. If not, yeah, he needs to clear them now and drive.
My take on the codes it's throwing is that it needs a tune up and has bad O2 sensors. Most of those codes look related to both of those, and will probably clear up after that's taken care of.

Here, they won't clear the codes unless you ask. Why, I have no idea, cause it's just logical to me, but idiots breed rapidly.
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Thanks guys! Ya Autozone in Seattle still helps out there customer and me with the obd2 reader. Yes My car is true obd2 96 so I will take your words for it. I didn't ask them to clear the codes i just ask them to read them, but this friday I will get new spark plugs and o2 sensors. But tell me what is P1250 ?
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I have a 96 BMW 328i don't know if its obd1 or obd2? but i went to Auto Zone they read Obd2 codes for me. There are nine any ideals where in the engine bay its located and How to fix?
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0173 Fuel Trim Malfunction (Bank 2)
P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P1189 Fuel Control (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P1250 ?
Thanks

check your coils to see if they are wet, if you have washed your car in the last bit or if some how water made it up to your engine bay you might have some water on the top of your plugs causing the miss fire, the O2 sensor codes will be hand and hand with the miss fire codes if you find what caused the miss fire you will most likely fix the O2 sensor codes


the Fuel control code might be from your car trying to adjust the fuel to your cylinders

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guys im having this code P0153 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 1) i got the sensor i know its on the passenger side but what one is it the bottom one or the top one ?
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