BMW won't idle

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Asked by Jul 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM about the 2002 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starts and will run if I keep my foot
on the accelerator

4 Answers

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Check for vacume leak,s under hood on manifold.

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And is engine light on?

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Check engine light is on. It is giving a code for the front camshaft sensor - which I replaced. I also cleaned the Idle control valve and replaced the air intake boots, due to them being dry rotted. I have not checked for vacuum leaks yet. Will do that tonight.

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check also the throttle body to see if it's dirty. the cam sensor would not do that

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