Question about BMW 3 Series
I have a e46 316 ti se compact .. runs fine ..
but it keeps losing engine power..
eml light will come on then it will only tick to 2000 rpm..
turn the car off for 10 seconds and back on and will be fine..
local garage said it could be the air flow sencor ..
Air flow sensor could be a problem.
Every time EML comes on the car computer will put the system into limp mode. To avoid any further damage to the engine.
once switch off, isolated and re-start will re-run the program and clear it temporary.
Ideally you need to get the car plugged in to a Diagnostic computer and see what fault code are stored.
Posted on Feb 06, 2018
1st thing to do is have the system tested for the code that caused the check engine light to come, you may also have a fuel pump starting to fail or many other things, the check engine light may be the key. How many wiles on the car?
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
I had a problem on my Nissan Xterra 2000. Symptons sound similar. In my case, it ran fine for a while and then suddenly the engine starts to stumble and lose output. At one point it did not even have enough HP to move. Irregular idling too. Thought it was water in my fuel. Bought water remover from the store and added to gas tank. Problem did not go away. Instead, "Service Engine Soon" light came on. Had to have it towed to the dealer as there was no way the engine could keep up with traffic. Dealer replaced the "Crank Position Sensor" today. Parts $33.00, Labor: $300 (about 3 hrs worth of work). Seems to work fine now but I will wait and see. Dealer also stated that Distributor bearing appears to be noisy and will need to be replaced sooner or later. I will wait for it to go before I fix that.
Posted on May 27, 2009
you will find a relay in fuse box that was gone faulty the only way to test is to replace it or the wiper motor is defective . on your fuse chart it will show the lay out
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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