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Yes, I have a mini cooper 2003 and the RPMs just started to go up and down while i am driving... Could it be the AIC? Or the timing belt? Could me not EVER replacing the ****** filter cause it? THANK

I was doing research it also said it could be the camshaft sensor.. the code on it says the sensorswither on camahaft or converter... I replaced both them on the car too and the front and back sensors of the converter.... it he rpms go up and down while driving......

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Could also be the intake manifold gasket. While car is running, spray engine cleaner or brake cleaner directly onto the intake manifold gasket. If you hear any difference in the idle, the gasket is gone. Also spray all vacuum hoses. Good to rule that all out before you spend a bunch of money on not needed parts. Mine was gone and replaced 2 weeks ago, same symptoms, and I didnt spend a fortune diagnosing the problem. Let me know how you make out

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