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Old 07-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #16
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The ICV will NOT give any codes, the engine will just die...Or have bad idle.

Sounds like a low voltage situation...When alternator goes, it will set off A LOT of codes, including ABS ASC/DSC transmission, radio malfunctions etc...

The MAF can also cause some of this...
Op, likely your battery or alternator are going.

Edit - just noticed the op changed the battery...now it is likely time for an alternator.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #17
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When you charged the battery, did you top off the cells with distilled water?
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #18
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Ordered a new maf. Brought it to a mechanic and they said 80% of the problem is most likely occurring from that. The alternator is charging the battery fine; I think it was just the fact it was the original battery which might have been putting it off for awhile. Will update once new maf is installed
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:49 AM   #19
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I've also checked all the hoses when I was taking the icv out; ill check the ccv as well though.

Mind you this was an escalated problem. It fhappened once or twice when I got the car then the symptoms began to get worse. My opinion was a faulty maf sensor.


And that sucking noise was never there before though; even another friend of mine with an e46 whose doing work on his stated the same thing. It's not on his as well. I am going to run a smoke test at my friends shop however once I get the chance.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:40 PM   #20
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Switched the maf sensor. Almost all errors disappeared except for p1500. Car still hits limp mode. I replaced my icv too but maybe possible it's broken as well? Is there any way to check?

Thank you
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:34 AM   #21
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When you charged the battery, did you top off the cells with distilled water?
Sorry; didn't see this. No I didn't. But I also switched the battery around with a working one after.

Idle is extremely rough; when it is really bad you can see the lights dimming in and out inside the car.

Trying to find a test for the maf and icv. Also going to try and get an alternator test as well
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #22
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Thanks for everyone that attempted in helping me figure this out. It ended up; to my luck that the 2nd icv was also faulty. We used several obd scanners in which they all pointed to a mechanical failure in the icv.
tried a third one And everything was all bells and whistles.

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