2002 BMW 318ti - engine keeps cutting out while driving
Engine has started to cut out without warming. The hazard warning light (the one that comes on when you turn the ASC off) also the battery and oil lights are on and are red. The car will not start for a while (sometimes hours later).
Not the battery or the alternator, and will start every time when cold.
Will now only travel some 500m then engine will die.
Re: 2002 BMW 318ti - engine keeps cutting out while...
Right have a check down your local garage if they do diagnostics be about 15-30 pound well worth it tells you a hell of alot more then wht i can say here but on e46s any lil prob tht asc light wil come up its warning you cars not right beware in other words. ive had it on rear abs sensors the asc light is just warning but have them plug it in to diagnostics tht will tell you all about it and whts going on prob sensor somewere let me no how you get on..
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Sounds like a wire was not re-installed under the hood. When the alternator or battery were replaced, there are several power wires under the hood that attach to the same power terminal. Look for a RED wire with a large round connector, that is just hanging out in the open air. You need to install it back onto the post that it came off of. good luck.
There is a good possibility that the hazard warning and directional signal lights have nothing to do with the starting or operation of the engine. There are many things that might cause the car to fail to start. The battery must be fully charged, and in good working condition. No corrosion on the terminals. good solid connections. When you turn the key the starter motor should turn the engine over. If that works the carburetor will need gas. If you have gas and spark, the engine should run. Hope that helps.
Turn signals work with the tail lights and parking lights on the front. You should turn on the Head lights and check to see if the tail lights and parking lights come on. You will also want to check to see if the flasher is plugged in. All the light bulbs must be plugged in and working to operate the flasher for the turn signals. good luck
Is the battery fully charged? I would normally ask several questions about the progression of this problem. Were there any warning lights on? Maybe an oil pressure light ? Have you checked the oil level? If the engine has major problems, it may need the extra amperage from the jump start just to start the malfunctioning engine. Hopefully it is something much less severe.
A yellow light containing an exclamation mark surrounded by a triangle, all surrounded by a curved arrow is the Automatic Stability Control warning light (ASC + Traction Control). If the light just flashes momentarily whilst driving it means that you have driven in a way that has triggered the ASC system to activate and protect you. If the light is on all the time it can mean that you have switched the system off. The switch for the ASC is one of the row of chrome switches just under the airconditioning controls. If you operate the switch and the light stays on, you have a faulty ASC system. OK to drive the car but be aware that the stability control will not save you from a skid. Have it looked at if you can't get the light to stay off.
Normal operation: Light on when you turn on the ignition, should go out after engine starts. Light flashes if you are driving hard on a slippery surface and the system is acting to stabilise the car.
Faulty: Light on all the time measn either you have turned the system off or there is a fault.
Have your battery checked to make sure it does not have a bad cell, have your alternator checked to make sure it is putting out a full charge to your battery. Sometimes the ASC light is activated wen there is an engine issue that does not have it's own code.You may also wish to have your parking lamps checked to make sure your lamp connections do not have worn wire covers that may be grounding out.
When your ASC light is on this is to let you know your Automatic Stability Control system is switched off press the ASC button Till light is off /ASC is on this works with your rev limiter and should stabilized your idle. If the problem persists have your throttle control unit checked as thi can trigger the ASC light as well and may also activate the ABS light if not fixed