i have no power when i step on the accerlaorto

Asked by May 07, 2015 at 09:59 AM about the 2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci

Question type: General

my car has 180000 miles i am the 3 or 4 owner not really sure  anyways the car was
never maintained properly i like this car very much and i am way into it financilly so i
really cant sell it so i have to go forward anyways when i step on the gas pedal it takes
forever to catch speed i have taken it to the mechanics and the problem does not exist
on their scanners     i would really like to fix this just dont know what to do   please help

6 Answers

Wow! I was just going to by that same exact car! I hope to see what is wrong with it! Good luck!

40,595

If you put it in neutral will the engine rev up?

40,595

Checked a couple of forums. Could be a bad CPS. If the Crankshaft position sensor fails, it puts the car into limp mode. You should get it scanned to be sure.

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First check or better replace your spark plugs,second check your intake vacuum hoses if there any cracks or holes replace it.There is easy way to check for vacuum leak if you open the hood while car is idling and remove the oil filler cap, if your engine stalls or stumbles immediately, you've got a vaccuum leak somewhere.Second clean your fuel injectors,just pour bottle of fuel system cleaner in your gas tank,i recommend red line complete fuel system cleaner its not cheap,around 12 bucks but trust me its worth it.Third check your fuel filter or better replace it,your ride have 180 k on.And last check your air filter also,or better replace it too,i recommend you K&N replacement filter,they available at Pep Boys or any auto store just check for your car make model and engine.I hope you can fix your ride man.

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To go along with the fuel filter, look into the fuel pressure regulator. I believe it's integrated with the fuel filter on your engine.

thank you all for your quick response i will let everyone know what has happened when i do all the repairs again thank you

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