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Old 10-21-2009, 02:24 AM   #19
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 12
My Ride: 2000 328i Sedan
Had same problem... removed throttle body and cleaned it out really good with brake parts cleaner and a brush, worked fine after that BUT there was a period of several weeks that I didn't drive the car... When I finally drove it again, had the same problem. This time I didn't remove it, I just made room to get to it... I realized that I hadn't lubed it up so that it could open and close with more ease. Oh, also I realized the key has to be in the on position (2nd turn I think) in order for the throttle body to move... once I got it to move I sprayed the two sides where it moves from with WD40, maybe not the best way to do it but it worked and the problem hasn't returned.
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