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Idle Problem While sitting at traffic my BMW idle stops .....do you have a solution as to how to correct the problem

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  • kimo2 Jul 10, 2008

    yes. My 1998 318i acted funny while at the stop light, I noticed that the idle "jumped" some how. And on occassion it stopped the engine from running. I have to restart. I noticed the light came on indicating transmission. It will turn off once I restart.

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I would definitely check that there are also no air leaks.

What I mean is this,

Check that from the air filter housing, back to the throttle body that there are no splits or cracks in the rubber hose's.

Also check the PCV valve is not faulty, by removing the 2 allen key bolts and inspecting the valve and o'ring, also there is a hose which runs behind the engine and connects to the PCV valve check that this also is not perished, or split in any way.

I hope this is helpful.
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Low Idle, Major Tune-Up(Clean & adjust IAC and Throttle Body), Cracked Motor and/or Transmission Mount(s), Fuel Filter Clogged.

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