my car sputters an hesitate to pick up its speed

Asked by Jul 26, 2016 at 08:11 PM about the 1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

10

Fuel pump might be going out

Might be but somebody told me it might be coil pack

120

Fuel pumps usually just go out. They don't usually give you a sign. It could deff be the coil pack especially if every time you try to go fast your check engine like keeps blinking and it sputter like catches for a min then let's catches for a min then let's go.

Have your OBD codes read at an AutoParts store for free. Most likely a coil, as Hotrod333 mentions especially if doing it under load.

75

If the car is vibrating when stationary, it could be the coil

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 31,680 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,910
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
458 Great Deals out of 16,577 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW M3
48 Great Deals out of 1,480 listings starting at $4,990
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
605 Great Deals out of 23,493 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
298 Great Deals out of 10,814 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
771 Great Deals out of 42,663 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
1,047 Great Deals out of 63,027 listings starting at $999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
473 Great Deals out of 19,773 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
419 Great Deals out of 31,911 listings starting at $2,395
Used BMW 7 Series
169 Great Deals out of 6,027 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
176 Great Deals out of 8,739 listings starting at $25,429
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,886 listings starting at $19,500
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,173 listings starting at $15,995
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
236 Great Deals out of 5,253 listings starting at $13,315
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,628 listings starting at $10,900

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.