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Old 09-01-2011, 12:20 PM
crza528 crza528 is offline
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Angry 83 528e dropping idle

When i put my clutch in 9 times out of 10 my idle is dropping and sometimes stalling the engine. Anyone ever run into this or have a solution for the problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Chris
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:42 PM
E39 touring E39 touring is offline
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Idle problem

You didn't say if you can drive the car?its harder to give a solution without knowing.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:11 PM
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Is the idle ok when you are not releasing the clutch? we need more information but a dirty ICV (Idle Control Valve) could be your headache or a bad ICM (Idle Control Module). If you are planning on keeping this car invest in the Bentley repair manual as it has very good troubleshooting guides.
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