Question about 1988 BMW 3 Series

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Engine runs but cuts off when its put into gear.

I let the engine idle but when I put it it gear the engine stops. If I rev the engine with my foot on the brake I can manage to get it out of a parking space.Its diffecult so it stays parked most of the time.

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  • Parnell Smith Apr 17, 2009

    I've taken the hose loose to the air intake and the gas cap off and blew into the both of them and the car is now running.So I think I have some trash in my fuel tank.I'll make sure I check for cracks on my air intake hose.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    check the air intake hose to the engine for cracks, look on the back and bottom.

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I helped another 3 series owner and he had a hesitation off idle, the hose was cracked, seems fairly common on high mile cars.

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