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2004 bmw 320i shuts off while driving

Anybody run into a problem when your car shuts off while you are driving? My car shut off twice; once while I was at a stop sign and second while I was in reverse pulling out of a driveway- it just shut off completely. I had to put the car back into park and restart the ignitition. My concern is that it will stop whilst I'm driving at high speeds, like on a highway or something. Anys suggestions.

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SOURCE: BMW 735i E38 1996

It sounds more like the alternator is bad. This will cause the battery to run down.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: a battery sign appears in my car gage for BMW

Check & clean all battery connections first, see if that helps, then if not, Have your battery & charging system checked, such as alternator. It's trying to tell you somethings not right.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 bmw 528i replaced battery and alternator

Replace your battery when its being tested there not testing it under a heavy enough load. A battery could have a dead cell in it and still show good on the charger. I've had that problem a few times.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi I have 2000 BMW 320i. Lumpy idle when cold and oil light for

Your oil is a little low, and the timing may be off a bit but if it smooths out after warm it is probably ljust
low oil.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 325i BMW, 2003 (Automatic) Fuel Pump/Filter or

your camshaft position sensor may be going bad. usually with an old car it tend to go bad. The top of sensor can be covered or gumed up with grease, oil, dirt and cause it not to detect the flywheel turning. Camshaft sensor send single to your DME to deliver fuel and sparks to you engine. If camshaft sensor goes bad it will seem like your fuel pump and ignition coil is bad even-though they are good. Faulty camshaft sensor may caused you to have this issue and problems such as sometime it run good and all of sudden it shut off, sometime its start good and others time is doesn't start. Once the sensor goes bad, the car will not run. There are two Sensor one for the fuel and one for the sparks, I would replace both sensor because soon or later if it will go bad, it will leave you stranded although if you replace one you might as well replace the other. Check the coil and test using the light or volts tester to see you getting power to the coil, next check if your fuel pump is working, fuel pump will not stay running unless the sensor sense the flywheel is turning from your camshaft sensor. next time when your car does not start, check if you getting spark and fuel. Both sensor will cost you around 130 bucks. assuming your DME, fuel pump, coil, wires, etc... is working. keep me update and I will try to walk you through. btw stop by at any auto part store and pick yourself up Haynes auto repair book for your car, its a great tools and investment to have for your next repair work if you plan to keep your car and get to know the heart of it. good luck and i hope that help some.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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