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Old 02-06-2010, 03:42 PM
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Car shuts off while driving and more

Less than a month ago I brought my M3 in for the Inspection2 which took all of 2 days. The car ran fine before the inspection and now, maybe it coincidence but all of a sudden the car has a clunking sound when I make full turns left or right. Most notible when moving slow . Feels like I ran over something. Then today the car shuts down while making a slow turn through an intersection (scary). Anybody else hear or have this problem and would the shut down be recorded in the on board computer. Thanks, John
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:18 PM
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woah... never heard of this. please keep us posted.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:03 PM
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Check and see if they changed the diff oil, if they did there is a SB about the oil to use for cars making noise on tight turns. As far as the shut down , didit only happen once?
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:06 PM
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clunking could be failing sway bar links... happens ALLL the time. As for the car shutting off... check the terminals, check the alternator (and battery) at a local auto parts store... check oil, oil pressure etc. Start with simple things and advance as needed.

Or just bring it back. Thats what I would do.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:12 PM
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Do you have any codes? Maybe they disconnected the camshaft sensor?
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:31 PM
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Could be the idle air control valve (IACV). If this little bugger is sticking in the open or closed position then your car will slowly idle down to dead. Putting a load on the engine (ie turning) will exasperate the problem. The engine will start to run rough and then die. The rough running engine could be the noise your hearing.
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