car problems

15

Asked by Feb 21, 2010 at 09:50 PM about the 1987 BMW 3 Series 325i Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have an 87 bmw 325i ragtop: my question is sometimes when im driving the gas just seems to quit working the engine stays running but my gas petal just doesnt seem to work does anybody have any idea whats wrong with it?

5 Answers

35

when you say doesnt work, do you mean there is no response ? or what happens ? your throttle is ran by a cable, i would first check that to start. let me know man

15

yeah thats what i mean there is no response the engine stays running but its like i have no gas pedal... i checked the cable it seems fine nothings wrong with it........ could it b my fuel pump?

395

Shouldn't be the fuel pump. It sounds like a problem with the ignition system. I'm drawing a blank on the name of the part, but it's where all spark plug wires come back together. There is a round disc like thing and another thing inside that can wear down? Come some one help me on my terminology? I had the same problem and just completely redid the entire ignition system and the problem was fixed. Sorry I can't think any more this week (my brain is shot and now on beer), but I'm sure someone knows what I'm trying to say. Let me know if this helps! good luck, Greg

Sounds like a plugged fuel filter to me

395

Distributor and rotor! Check your rotor. Mine was completly worn out. Fuel filter could be an issue as well. For the cost, go ahead and swap it. Good luck!

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 33,037 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,040
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,620
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
453 Great Deals out of 16,324 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW M3
45 Great Deals out of 1,758 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford Mustang
711 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
410 Great Deals out of 30,659 listings starting at $3,550
Used BMW 7 Series
149 Great Deals out of 5,863 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Charger
444 Great Deals out of 27,662 listings starting at $1,989
Used Honda Accord
1,098 Great Deals out of 61,485 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 6 Series
86 Great Deals out of 2,696 listings starting at $5,700
Used Honda Civic
823 Great Deals out of 72,772 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
193 Great Deals out of 8,264 listings starting at $24,984
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 1,714 listings starting at $18,980
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,381 listings starting at $15,988
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
293 Great Deals out of 5,497 listings starting at $11,995
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,605 listings starting at $10,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.