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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 06-16-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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My 325xi 2003 stalls and shakes

Hi every one!

Im new in this kind of forums
Im just trying to find out whats wrong with my car so I can save some time and money, I will greatley apreciate any kind of help...!

SIMPTOMS:
Stalls when driving slow (coming out of the parking lot or after stop sign)
mots of times while turning.

during initial axelerating it gets in to gear violentley (the car shakes)
same thing happens while slowing down.

so far I cleaned the fuel injection sistem, but everything is the same.

This is driving me nutts...

Please help...!
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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Maybe a MAF issue. That's a guess though. Did you scan codes?
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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First I want to thank you for your replay!

No , I havent scan codes yet and I have no engine light on, but I had no clue about the MAF
So I did reaserch and now Im going to check on that.

Hope is something simple like that and I dont need to change my transmition or something like that!

I will check on that and keep posting!

Thank you!
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #4
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First I want to thank you for your replay!

No , I havent scan codes yet and I have no engine light on, but I had no clue about the MAF
So I did reaserch and now Im going to check on that.

Hope is something simple like that and I dont need to change my transmition or something like that!

I will check on that and keep posting!

Thank you!
Yep, good luck on that. I found my 325xi is vibrating a little bit everytime when I shift it into Drive. Nothing huge going on now, hope it's not a big deal.
Please let me know what you find out on yours.
Thank you
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #5
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Check for any tears in your intake boots and clean your MAF. Maybe you have some pending codes, never know.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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I found that one of the hoses going in to the air box is cut, the rubber conection is so old and dry it broke when I touched it. Im going to fix that and post some more ( also ordered some MAF cleaner)
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #7
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I'm away from my car now but I will these out when I get back. Please keep me up with info. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:00 PM   #8
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OK...so I change the Hose and clean the MAF, I ran the codes and everething seems ok. I'v been driving it for a couple weeks after the fix and all the simptoms went away. Thanks to all of you for the help . it was very usefull...!
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