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Old 01-02-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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E30 stalling out

I own a 1988 325 is, every time I turn it on in the morning it revs down to a stall. I have to keep my foot on the gas and keep giving it till it can finally idle itself. However once its able to idle the car shakes like a bitch. As the car warms up the shaking gets a little better but every time the car is at a stop it revs down below 500 rpm and shakes but doesnt stall. Now Ive cahnged my fuel pump (died on me) i have brand new ignition wires cap and rotor.

Does anyone know what might be the problem?
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:15 PM   #2
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change your spark plugs...and check your air filter, also check for vacuum leaks in the hoses.

i changed my plugs (do that first) and it made a HUGE difference even with the cheap champion plugs lol

then i swapped to a KN air filter but i dont feel a difference, but it does make one.

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Old 01-04-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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i changed my plugs recently (3 months back)
... i looked at my air box I noticed a leak in the rubber boot
near the throttle body I tried taking it off but i ended up ripping it even more.... now the car starts and shuts off
looks like im in for a custom intake project
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Old 01-04-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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Goran: also check out your ICV(idle control valve) to see if its clean and check for vacuum hoses for cracks, especially the one that goes to the ICV.
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