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Car question - Stuttering when idle in drive???

Old 07-06-06, 10:17 AM
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Car question - Stuttering when idle in drive???

Just want some quick suggestions on what it might be. 1989 BMW 535i. Was just into the dealer to get checked. Was told this morning by the oil change people, that air filter needed to be replaced, but they didn't have any in stock. Was brown, but not a very dark brown all over. Only other thought I have is maybe the fuel injectors.

Car drives pretty well once it gets going, just takes about two seconds to get it going. Suggestions?
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And you have no history of stuttering when you're doing anything else? Strange.
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"I d-d-d-d-drive just fine, th-th-th-thank you."

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By looking at this link


You have an older style ignition in that car, when was the last time a complete tune up was done? (dist cap, rotor, plugs, maybe even plug wires)

You can easily test if the air filter was causing a problem, take it out compeletly, run the car for a few minutes and see if you still have the problem. It won't hurt anything. Unless the filter is completely plugged it wouldn't do this.
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on toyotas, IAC, Idle Air Control Valves go bad at times.

I don't knwo if your bimmer has it, but if it does, im willing to say that might be it.

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