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E46 Xi Forum
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 04-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #21
John,s 330 xi
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My car all of sudden on the way home from work started idling rough at stoplights then I got home found rip in airboot repaired it then went to work the next day and car started acting up worse then went home took apart airboots and checked for more leaks there was none cleaned maf idle problem went away but then when i came to stop car would do a hard clunk feel,was like down shifting hard feel got home got on this site and noticed someone had same issues with theres (rough idle at stops) he said his Idle control valve was broken the door on the valve also can get gummed and cause same issues mine was broke now im going tommorow to get new one ! problem solved.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #22
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i have been removing axles from the hub by hand lol. they just slide out, its been that easy for me. didn't need a 2000 ton press.
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