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2003 BMW 330Ci Question: Low Engine Idle

 

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m3solar, Charlotte, NC, February 11, 2010, 10:57
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My 330 has been idling very low lately sometimes to the point where it feels like the engine wants to shut off. What could be the problem?

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    February 11, 2010, 12:41
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    The low idle condition with your 2003 BMW 330Ci may be caused by a dirty throttle body. Debris can build up around the throttle body restricting the air flow at idle causing a low idle condition. Cleaning the throttle body with some brake cleaner sprayed on a shop rag may help restore the idle speed to a more normal range.

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