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1997 BMW 328i Question: 328 i 1997 Startup difficulty / Misfires

 

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Jaselmere, Miami, FL, February 17, 2009, 15:42
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1997 BMW 328 i : Start up proble. Car hesitates to start and stutters a lot, but once it starts and you accelerate, all is well.
ENGINE LIGHT goes on when starting.
Changed: spark plugs, TPS sensor, All oxygen sensors, crankshaft sensor, vaccum leaks etc..
CODE: oxygen sensor heating after catalytic converter sensor 4, mixture deviation, etc,.
Could it be the DME ( computer) or harnesss.??? injectors, catalytic converter?
PLEASE ADVISE. Thanks

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 17, 2009, 20:03
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    Of the four wires going to the rear O2 sensor one wire is red/white ensure this has battery voltage (this supplies power to the heater in the rear O2 sensor, the brown wire grounds the heater circuit in the computer.) There is a service bulletin #121097 (perhaps a recall) dealing with reprogramming the computer to reduce the occurrence of false Check Engine Light illumination flagging defective O2 sensor operation.

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    Visitor, May 28, 2010, 10:54

    hi this is a pretty simple engine with lots of details it could from your pcv valve strait under the intake manifold it has a tube comming from the crankcase to to the pcv valve than goes to the valve cover.or it could be from the anti-pollution pump if you have one it blows cold air in the headers if it doesnt work it make condensation and higher heat so the sensor acts up
    it could be a ground wire ,or ignition wire fuel pump get me the code numbers and ill see what i can do

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    Visitor, March 16, 2011, 20:15

    just to add, you may want to check your massive air flow sensor & clean it & check for vacuum leak

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