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BMW 530i 2001 engine struggles under load

For the first time yesterday, my 2001 530i BMW struggled when going up a modest hill and lost power when I pressed the gas pedal. Could this be a bad coil pack or a fuel pump? How can I tell for sure?

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If a coil was bad, it would be missing or misfiring. Could be a clogged filter or a weak fuel pump. To check have the fuel pressure tested. If pressure is good, a tune-up might help.

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SOURCE: struggle to go up hill

the problem exist when the car goes uphill regardless of fuel demand. this sounds more like a transmission problem, check ur fluid if necessary have changed, have ur transmission filter system checked.if it were in the fuel system u would expirence this problem anytime u put fuel demands on the motor. but as u state it happens when ur going uphill which is the transmission job

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Your throttle position sensor (TPS) has gone bad.

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SOURCE: car struggles to go when gas is pressed.

bring the car to an exhast shop and have the exhaust system flow tested it could be your muffler came apart on the inside and is plugin the tail pipe

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replace the EGR valve

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SOURCE: my ford ka has lost power when going up hills and over 60mph

was it a second hand motor or reco one if it was a second hand motor then you may have a blown head gaskit

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