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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 02-07-2012, 10:09 PM
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Having an issue rev limits at 3000 rpm in drive or parked anyone encountered this in the past? ? Throws a code for cam sensor but its been replaced

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:03 AM
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Throttle position sensor changed too? Both are supposed to be changed at the same time.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:04 AM
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Really? I've never heard the TPS should be changed when replacing the cam and/or crank position sensors. I didn't on Bebe when her CPS died, but I did replace the cam PS since I was "in the neighborhood" and figured it was a good idea. 5k miles later she's still purring.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:38 PM
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I replaced dme, tps throttle body cam sensor crank sensor knock sensors plugs wires fuel pump injectors fuel pressure regulator fuel filter but the dme is cutting the pulse what controls the injector pulse????

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The cam and crank position sensors feed the position data to the DME, which controls both the ignition pulses and fuel injector pulses. If it's chopping the ignition pulses, you still have problems with one of the three. New parts, or stuff from the wrecking yard?
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:06 PM
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Then its probably the crank position sensor cuz now that remember the crank was not replaced only the cam sensor and dme and the problem persisted I will replace tomorrow and repost

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:07 PM
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Btw my boss didn't wanna invest more money into the car so he gave it to me

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Good luck. I would always replace both position sensors at the same time, since it's so much more convenient to do both at once, rather than tearing the thing down again if the first one replaced doesn't fix the problem. Sensors are cheaper than my time.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:12 PM
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But the cam sensor was replace because it was throwing a code for that one

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:26 PM
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When the cam sensor went out on my 318 (and I mean WENT...it died right in the street) it never threw a code, but tested bad. The cranks sensor tested bad, too! The only code stored was for a broken knock sensor.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:30 PM
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I had the same thing I only had codes for knock sensors but I will replace the cam sensor tomorrow for sure I hope that's the problem

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But the car never died

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Old 02-15-2012, 10:24 PM
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Crank sensor it was

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