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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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325ic runs fine dies when put in gear

92 3series I put new oil/filter, new plugs, new rotor cap, new o2 sensor, all fluids topped off. Still dies when I shift into gear. Any one with an understanding of what the diagnoses might be?


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Ermmmm clutch ??
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Ok uhm not too sure idle control valve ?
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It idles fine and runs in neutral. Just dies when out in gear. Sooooo frustrated!


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That's a stumper man , vacuum leak bad enough for the engine not to be able to accelerate maybe
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Mein Auto: '96 328iC, '04 325Ci
What did you replace on an E36 that you think is a "rotor cap"?

One possibility is that your transmission has failed and the torque converter is locked up. If that's the case the engine will die immediately when you put it in gear.
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You are in the wrong forum my friend! You have an E30, not an E36.
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Yeah, his thread title says 325ic....bmwfans indicates Cabrio build dates through January '93.
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