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jabela 11-19-2012 05:29 PM

car just died
 
ok my 2002 325 just died. started hesitating at part throttle, then totally stalled and wouldn't restart. it did seen to be ok at more that 50% throttle before it died.
engine code reads lean on the exhaust.
my guess is bad fuel pump. what do you guys think?

I'm just sitting here waiting for CAA to you're my car to cross ave auto. anyone recommend any other shops closer to Mississauga near the qew?
thanks
jon

bmwm5lover 11-19-2012 05:42 PM

//my guess would be fuel pump too, perhaps a maf if it will only idle at high rpm?

jabela 11-19-2012 07:00 PM

I can't hear the fuel pump either, and the car won't restart, so probably not the maf. I just wish it happened near my home so I could replace the pump myself. seems to be a pretty common failure.

BmW1819 11-19-2012 07:19 PM

my alternator just died on me :( bad day for us lol

cormier 11-19-2012 07:30 PM

Oh jeez you guys bad luck eh

You already get towed out of there?

BmW1819 11-19-2012 07:37 PM

looking for a new car now :) lol

SamE30e 11-19-2012 07:41 PM

Check the intake boot, could be split. Unmetered air causing a lean condition. E46's are known for them.

T.Dot_E30 11-19-2012 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamE30e (Post 1589837)
Check the intake boot, could be split. Unmetered air causing a lean condition. E46's are known for them.

Car would still run if that was the case.

Goodluck finding a fix, shouldnt be too hard.

jabela 11-19-2012 08:58 PM

Tow truck driver said he had another E46 with coolant system failure earlier today.

Yea, I don't think it was the intake. I replaced it a few years ago, plus car would start if that was the case as mentioned above.

Anyhow, I hope it's just the fuel pump. It's the only thing that makes sense. Maybe the throttle could have failed and stayed closed?

cormier 11-19-2012 09:05 PM

^^ Icv would have supplied air and the motor would run

Crank no start, fuel or spark

Blackedout95 11-19-2012 09:21 PM

Too many common issue could have caused this, won't know for sure until you get it looked at. GL

cormier 11-19-2012 10:26 PM

... Or just look yourself pull a fuel supply line crank it and see if you get wet!

jabela 11-19-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cormier (Post 1589871)
... Or just look yourself pull a fuel supply line crank it and see if you get wet!

lol, in my garage maybe. Not in the dark in middle of the road. I died while I was waiting at a red light.

I felt it hesitating around 1000-2000 rpm while moving, so at the light, I tested by revving a bit, then it just died.
We'll see tomorrow.

Blackedout95 11-19-2012 10:41 PM

I once had this happen in my e36, turned out it was the maf but like we've said could be anything from fuel delivery to a vaccum leak in the boot to tps to the price of tea in china.

jabela 11-20-2012 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackedout95 (Post 1589874)
I once had this happen in my e36, turned out it was the maf but like we've said could be anything from fuel delivery to a vaccum leak in the boot to tps to the price of tea in china.

lol.. true, you never know.
So you couldn't restart your car with the MAF problem?
It happened so quickly that it's hard to believe it could be a vacuum problem. 30 seconds after the first hesitation it died completely. Certainly felt like fuel starvation.


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