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Location of fuel filter on 95 bmw 740il. Check engine comes on with rough idle at stoplight, goes out when driving.

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  • Charles Fitzgerald Aug 29, 2010

    Are you referring to the throttle position sensor? I have also heard that the mass air flow sensor could cause the same symptoms. Can't find the diagnostic hook-up to the computer. Went to Advance Auto Parts and they couldn't find it either.

  • Charles Fitzgerald Aug 30, 2010

    Thanks, I did notice what I thought was two throttle sensors.



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Then it's not the fuel filter - if it would have been it the problem would have gotten worse, not better.
Most likely the idle sensor on the throttle is malfunctioning - replace it. To be sure of that you should first have the error codes read - it will provide you with a much better diagnosis.

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  • Azrael SRL Aug 29, 2010

    Not quite, on BMW of this age there is a separate idle sensor (it signals that the throttle is completely closed).

    The mass air flow sensor should have a very unusual defect for this to happen - it should be imprecise only at very low air flow levels. But who know, it might happen.
    You need to read the codes (OBD1 type) from the BMW round service connector under the hood via BMW software. I've read that Carsoft and Peake readers also work but i never had them in my hands so i can't guarantee you that.



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