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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 01-28-2013, 03:41 PM
E39/E60 E39/E60 is offline
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would like ideas or advice

so my cel has been on for a while i cleaned my MAF and apparently disconnected a hose and caused it to stall out after that i drove for a while disconnected battery to work on door panel and sure enough after a little drive i turned my car off back on and it went away and i was just a little below half a tank any ideas on what would have cause it to go off before the codes were p1188 and the other i forgot i think it was emission problem any ideas would be greatly appreciated also i decided to baby it instead of my normal driving i will see what happens tomorrow might just be a fluck.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:52 PM
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:56 PM
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I'm not really sure what happened and when. Perhaps you could spell it out in discrete sentences using punctuation? Give us an idea of when things happens in relation to other things.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:49 PM
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right; as i had cleaned out my MAF, with the battery disconnected, i put it all back together but to no avail with the cel. I then took it to get the codes read finding on being p1188, while the second i do not remember i do recall it being of emission problem. The next week; however, i cleaned it yet again but this time with both positive and negative disconnected. This is when the stalling problem occurred leaving me stuck with the problem of how to fix said problem. Finding a hose slightly disconnected i reconnected said hose fixing said problem, yet still had a cel. After disconnecting battery yet again to try to fix my door panel, and then promptly reconnecting, and driving for approximately 16 miles, and not up to my usually acceleration, the cel after the second start up was gone. Sorry for poor grammar and punctuation all, but i was rushed for time, and was not at all accurate. In regards to any confusion i do apologize completely.

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