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1998 BMW 740iL Question: Camshaft position sensor

 

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clbrown8, Portsmouth, VA, March 02, 2011, 19:46
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Sometimes when i start my car up she will start but like after two seconds it will cut off. i would have to start it up about two to three times before its able to drive without cutting off. does this sound lik the camshaft sensor or something else???

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    Professional Diagnostics & Repair (36 Answers) , Newport News, VA - (757) 643-2559
    michaelleech May 09, 2011, 08:48
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    Sounds to me more like an Idle Air Control problem, but a diagnosis will 100% have to be performed. We charge about 100$, the range is 75-150 for a BMW usually. MAKE SURE YOU GET A PRO!!!

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    cwell April 26, 2012, 14:35
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    sounds like a camshaft position sensor, the car cannot pick up the proper timing you can find it at your local auto parts store I think it was $140 and my car instantly ran correctly the cam positioning sensor even caused my cruise control not to work you can put it in yourself in 20min

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