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MY 1988 BMWIL 7 SERIES SEDAN WILL NOT STAY IN GEAR

MY 1988 BMWIL 7 SERIES SEDAN WILL START UP AND GO INTO GEAR FOR ABOUT A BLOCK OR TWO THEN IT STOPS AND NO MATTER WHAT GEAR ITS IN IT WONT GO INTO GEAR IT ALSO HAS A REALLY SCREACHING WINDING SOUND WHEN ITS RUNNING LIKE LOOSE BEARINGS

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My guess is the screeching sound is the belt slipping. Check the tension and if slack this can be taken up by adjusting the alternator a little bit further out from the engine. The sudden cutting out sounds like a fuel cut-off problem. Check the fuses and the relay to the fuel pump. If all OK, check that the pump is operational and that the in-line fuel filter is not clogged. If fuel still fails to flow you may need to look at having to remove the fuel tank to check that the fuel pick-up pipe in it is clear.

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