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Old 04-15-2013, 04:05 PM
osucowboy osucowboy is offline
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Car suddenly dies

I have a 2002 bmw x5 3.0 with about 150k miles the car drives absolutely fine except it dies when am at a stop it suddenly dies but once am driving again it drives as though nothing happend no lights nothing
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:43 PM
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Any OBDII codes? could be about anything. It will help if u can get the codes of the ECU
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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Probably a vacuum leak. Look at the intake rubber boot at the throttle body.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:45 PM
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Checked the codes gave 3 codes they are random engine misfire codes and fuel lean cant find the papers from autozone
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:14 PM
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The random misfire is a lean condition probably due to a vacuum leak.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:39 PM
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Ok changed all the spark plugs on it ( they needed changed all were black) but it still does the same now when the car is idling it just dies and it also stalls when am taking a turn and slowing down could it be the alternator??
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:37 PM
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Did you check for the vacuum leaks like I told you before?

Why did you change the plugs? Black plugs would be a rich condition not a lean condition.

If you want to change parts, change parts that can cause a lean condition such as the fuel filter. A partially clogged fuel filter will not provide enough gas for the engine and the 02 sensor will add fuel to it and that will trigger a lean condition code. When was the fuel filter changed?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:15 PM
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I'm also having a similar issue. My car dies while at a stop light and them cranks up and drives like nothing is wrong. But now it's shaking and running hard. There's also a loud clicking noise coming from my engine. Just ystrdy it said coolant temperature and the gauge was all the way in the red. Mechanic no bmw gv me a list of codes: p313-misfire detected with low fuel, p300: random misfire, p171: system lean bank1, p174: system lean bank2 and then (p1083,p1085,p1352, p1345,p1343, p1349, p1112) all manufacture specific. I recently had Maaco auto body repair my headlights, AC fanand paint my hood. Can you pls tell me what's going on? I've paid over $4K for parts and install and paint and I think Maaco jacked my engine up!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:15 PM
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Oh I hv a 03, 530i
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:46 PM
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Oh I hv a 03, 530i
You should be posting here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=103

They have similar cars, or if you want the real enthusiasts go to the E46 forum. Most of them repair their cars because they are a younger crowd.

Hopefully you didn't do any additional damage to the engine by running it into the red zone. Was it in the red zone for just a little while or a long time? The first order of business would be to find a competent BMW Mechanic. With the internet it should be fairly easy.

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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upallnight how do I check for vaccum leaks ?? and I had the fuel filter changed when I did an oil change last month
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:06 PM
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upallnight how do I check for vaccum leaks ?? and I had the fuel filter changed when I did an oil change last month
Common area for leaks to occur in the X is the Disa Valve and the rubber boot that connects the Idle Control Valve (ICV) to the throttle boot. There are some obscure area such as the dipstick tube that is the drain back for oil from the CCV (crank case ventilation, or cyclone oil separator).

Youtube video is a great source to review since a video is worth 1,000,000 words.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:23 PM
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It was in the red for a little not while engine was off then I cranked up and it went back to the middle? I've called and made an appt to take it n I was just hoping someone had some insight on my issue. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:34 PM
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Did they replace the headlights? If they had to remove the old headlights they might had remove the airbox and MAF and maybe didn't reinstall it correctly. One of the gasket is not sealing so you have an unmetered air leak. That would explain the lean condition in bank 1 and 2, and also the misfire with fuel cutoff.

Youtube video is a great source for fixing your car.

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Old 04-16-2013, 08:38 PM
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thank you upallnight I will have the vacuum leak checked tomorrow P.S. I did another test drive drove it on the highway it did absolutely fine!!! no stopping it was as though she was new from the factory got back into town stopped at the light and it died on me
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:45 PM
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YES!! He did replace the headlights and when I got it back only the main headlights worked, no park lights and no high beam so I KNOW he didn't know what he was doing. Now my radio cuts on and off also. He totally screwed me up. Thanks upallnight. Ill def check into this.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:10 AM
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thank you upallnight I will have the vacuum leak checked tomorrow P.S. I did another test drive drove it on the highway it did absolutely fine!!! no stopping it was as though she was new from the factory got back into town stopped at the light and it died on me
Also could be that you have a bad MAF sensor. Unplug it and see if the car runs better with it unplugged if so then the MAF needs to be replaced. Another known issue, is that the DISA valve fails to close and gets stuck open and would cause your symptoms. You also might check it out as it could be broken or malfunctioning.
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