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Old 12-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Help with this issue please

So I was making a turn through a shopping plaza when my car just shut off completely, but when put it back into park n crank it to start it starts right up...?

Anyone else have/had this issue?
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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It's going to be the camshaft position sensor. I'll be replacing mine soooon.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Pull codes. Report back.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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Getting the car checked out tomorrow so I will report back with the issue then.

I'm thinking that's its my fuel pump since my car has 126k miles.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:53 AM   #6
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Getting the car checked out tomorrow so I will report back with the issue then.

I'm thinking that's its my fuel pump since my car has 126k miles.
Crankshaft position sensor.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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Soooo I had a buddy of mine who worked at bmw try n pull codes off of the car and nothing came up. We ordered a new sensor and will install once it gets in to see if the issue is resolved. Hopefully this issue doesn't lead to any other further issues
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:14 AM   #8
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Soooo I had a buddy of mine who worked at bmw try n pull codes off of the car and nothing came up. We ordered a new sensor and will install once it gets in to see if the issue is resolved. Hopefully this issue doesn't lead to any other further issues
What sensor?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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Not to wise to change a part like a cam/crankshaft sensor if the code is not present at all, but I hope that it will solve the issue.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #10
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Not to wise to change a part like a cam/crankshaft sensor if the code is not present at all, but I hope that it will solve the issue.
Crank ps can cause stalling without throwing a code. Mine did. A couple of times before it eventually threw a code. Cam sensors are more likely to produce rough performance issues and misfires. Nothing works if the crank ps misses a beat. That's why I would replace the crank sensor rather than the cam sensors if the problem is a cut out problem rather than a rough performance problem. Its not a costly job and I would rather just chnage it than risk stalling on a motorway and another unsuspecting car backending me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #11
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You noticing other symptoms, OP? Rough idle, idle surging, anything?
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