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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-16-2016, 01:03 PM
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M54 Intake Camshaft Position Sensor DIY

I recently had some random stalling problems with my 530i, where no service engine light would come on. After months of slowly failing, the intake cam sensor finally died and threw the service engine light so I could easily diagnose it. Here's a quick DIY to replace the sensor:

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Old 11-25-2016, 09:43 AM
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If you have the random stalling issue, replace this sensor!
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the tip.

Any specific codes or symptoms that point towards a failed CPS? How would you know it wasn't the crank sensor that was toast?
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