Having problems with your 1999 BMW 323 Series ?

When idling the car shakes but there is no check engine light on

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 09-12-2019

Answers :

That;s unusual...
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\015\012check your ecu could be slightly damp....
\015\012the ecu compartment is under the windshield on the passenger side on E36
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\015\012you gain acess to it under the hood....
\015\012this compartment gets wet, the ecu lays on a flat surface in that
\015\012compartment.
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\015\012the bottom side of the circuit board gets wet and starts corrosion.
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\015\012remove the ecu, take the bottom plate off, clean the bottom of the circuit
\015\012board with alcohol and a soft tooth brush.
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\015\012you should be able to see the signs of corrosion or conductive build up.
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\015\012this gunk bridges solder points doing all sort s of wierd things to your
\015\012car, including false sensor readings from asc/abs controllers and other
\015\012sensors....
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\015\012all the way to engine failure and worst case burnt and shorted wiring
\015\012harness.
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\015\012I'm on my 3rd ecu, took me and the repair boys a few years to figure this
\015\012one out.
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\015\012BTW: i would get that ecu mounted above that flat surface, use some sort
\015\012of standoff to raise it so that it is not laying in the wet.
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