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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 09-26-2013, 05:01 PM
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High idle in park

Today my 93 325is starteds idleing high at a stop, so I went home and when I put it park it jumped to 3k. I shut it off and went in side came out 10 minutes later and it was doing the same thing, I read o2 sensor and ecu may be the problem, does anyone have any other ideas? Thank you
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:32 PM
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High idle in park

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:46 PM
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Yeah, it's definitely not an oxygen sensor, and could very likely be a vacuum leak as Nicky mentioned above. You may also want to check & clean your idle control valve.

There's next to zero chance it's your ECU/DME.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:07 PM
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Unplugged my MAF, plugged it back in and it works..
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:40 PM
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Unplugged my MAF, plugged it back in and it works..
hooray!!!




now, clean your icv and throttle plate.... they're known for this sort of thing.





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Idle control valve must be really dirty. Mine used to do that until I cleaned it thoroughly.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:30 AM
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whats up hector?
hey dude if your ever planning on cruising to sd let me know man... i moved back...
and my phone screen is ****ed up so i cant text...
yeah i did all that last night, its idleing still a little high but only at like 800-900 rpm.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:09 PM
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whats up hector?
hey dude if your ever planning on cruising to sd let me know man... i moved back...
and my phone screen is ****ed up so i cant text...
yeah i did all that last night, its idleing still a little high but only at like 800-900 rpm.
Just working making that cash bro. You moved to san diego?? For the time being I have to fix my ride after some kid hit my right side door and quarter panel. I hate driving my car like this lol. It makes me look like an idiot driving a bmw even though it wasn't my fault. I'm anal about cosmetics on my car LOL.

I was going to hit you up 2 weeks ago after I had cleaned my ride to go for a cruise but something came up.
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:40 PM
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just working making that cash bro. You moved to san diego?? For the time being i have to fix my ride after some kid hit my right side door and quarter panel. I hate driving my car like this lol. It makes me look like an idiot driving a bmw even though it wasn't my fault. I'm anal about cosmetics on my car lol.

I was going to hit you up 2 weeks ago after i had cleaned my ride to go for a cruise but something came up.
yeah dude, i moved back... But yeah dude anytime that your down here hit me up so we can kick it and ****
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:44 PM
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just working making that cash bro. You moved to san diego?? For the time being i have to fix my ride after some kid hit my right side door and quarter panel. I hate driving my car like this lol. It makes me look like an idiot driving a bmw even though it wasn't my fault. I'm anal about cosmetics on my car lol.

I was going to hit you up 2 weeks ago after i had cleaned my ride to go for a cruise but something came up.
i got a job out here at a dodge dealership, so i moved back... So im just trying to stack some cash and get an m3 lol
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Hate hate hate!!! Lol just messin with you. That's cool man! SD is too far tho lol.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:21 PM
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Yeah, hahaha I feel you...
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Yeah, hahaha I feel you...
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:11 PM
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hahahahahahahaha!!!! Yeah sounded alittle less creepy in my head.
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