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Old 07-26-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Arrow Stalling Issue Need Help

97 328i manual. Car runs fine for a while then dies and wont start again. So About a week ago I was driving on the hwy, and my car started to sputter like it had no power. So I pushed my foot down on the gas and it went back to normal. Then after I got off the hwy sitting at a light it sputtered and died. So I turned the kit and it started right back up. Then the next day driving to a friends house same thing, on the hwy starts sputtering I give it gas and it gets better then dies before I can get off. (lucky for my my uncle drives a tow truck). Wont start for the rest of the night. Next day Im in the garage and I try it to see what happens and it starts and runs fine. So not wanting to push my luck I decided to let it run for a while and see what it does. So it runs for about 15 - 20 min then dies and wont start. I cant seem to figure out what is causing this, just looking for any suggestions. I can hear the fuel pump turn on when I turn the key. I got a P1423 code which I had before because of my secondary air pump. If anybody on here knows what this could be any advice or help for info would be great.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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Anybody out the with ideas
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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i am a noob so i don't know but i guess its an alternator problem
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
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I don't think it's the alternator. When it won't start it turns over strong and catches for a split second
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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Maybe its the voltage regulator on the altenator?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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Not sure how to check that, but thanks Ill look in to that.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:59 PM   #7
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i googled the code you said your getting, this is what i got:

p1423 which traslates to: Secondary Air Injection Bank 1 Flow Too Low
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?p=911994

also try these:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...meta=&aq=f&oq=

http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/th...687&tstart=240

i hope that will atleast help yousome what
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:08 PM   #8
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Problem Solved. After too many hours of trying to figure this problem out, I was sure I was getting fuel. And I knew I was getting good air. So I turned to the spark plugs. When I was taking them out to check them one by one I noticed that the coil pack nearest to the firewall had one of the bolts (the grounded one) not screwed in. It was barely in maybe one turn! So I guess I wasnt getting good ground. Also the third plug I took out was very lightly hand tightened. After cleaning some gas off the plugs from trying to start it too many times, I put it all back together and it runs beautifully with to problems. I also had taken out the ICV and cleaned it but I dont think that was the problem. It wasnt that dirty. Anyway problem solved. Hope this helps anyone else with similar issues.
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