Originally Posted by Lamdog
Hi guys, I am at a lost now. I have been dealing with my 97 E36 318i for the past few months now becuase it stalls during idle or when I am stopped at a light. Well, I believe I fixed that problem now by changing out my Mass Air Sensor, Idle Control Valve, and Cam Shaft Position Sensor. The car now idles great and doesn't die out.
HOWEVER, now it has a new problem: When I am driving and gasing it hard, there will be moments where the rpm would suddenly drop as if the car dies out, and I lose power for a couple seconds, but yet, the engine does not die out??? The engine will kick back and keeps running. This is more pronounced with I am passing or trying to get up a hill. When the car is idle, it seems to do this about about 4,000 rpm.
So, I changed out the 2 O2 sensors and got a new fuel filter this weekend ... but still got the same problem! HELP!!!
hey does your car jerk as the rpm's drop like it's misfiring (similar to knock sensor kicking in)?
my car has been hesitating & jerking intermittenly as i drive around 70-80mph. i guess it normally jerks around 3200-3300rpm & could be violent at certain times. i've changed out the plugs/coils/fuel pressure regulator/coolant temp sensor already & made sure there's no vacuum leaks. also there are no codes showing up. the next thing i was going to get is the crank sensor. but now i see your post, i'm wondering if it's my camshaft sensor.
please let me know.
thanks in advance.