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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
So i got a car was today then i went to visit a freind for a bit and i left the car parked in the sun and all. Then like 20 mins later i came back and tried to start the car and it keeps stalling and dieing when i start it. It was fine before i parked it but now it just wants to stall like its not getting any gas, it starts fine but it seems like it doesnt get gas and dies. Any ideas? Ive put enough money into it and i cant drop anymore, if this is an expensive fix i may be forced to sell it, something i thought id never have to do.
maybe your wash soaked your DME. Its been known to happen on the e36. does it stay running if you give it gas and then die when you take your foot off the gas pedal?
Yup, i can drive it as long as it gets gas, if i dont keep my foot in the pedal it dies. How bad is it if i did soak it? Cause ive taken it through that car wahs like 20+ times and nothing has ever happend.
The 'flooded DME' issue was resolved after MY '95, so it's definitely not that. xsperf may be on to something tho . . could be the ICV or TPS. You could have gotten water or moisture into the ICV or its lines, which in turn can cause your TPS to behave erratically. If that's the case, just clean it and dry it out, and you should be good to go. Also try and see it the car has any fault codes stored.
yep, more than likely the ICV, actually, the ICV is really a pain to reach, its under the intake manifold, you have to look at a very careful angle to spot it, you wont be able to spot it easily, however if you look at a DIY for it you should be able to take it out and clean it
Originally Posted by c1apton
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