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post #20476 of 26272
Unfortunately that's ultimately why I sold the e46 330. Still loved the looks of the car and how it drove - despite being outclassed power-wise by all the more current cars. But after a while you just get a constant barrage of expensive maintenance and fixes.
post #20477 of 26272


Based on my research, it could be as simple as an alignment issue, a dirty wheel speed sensor, a fucked up steering angle sensor, or a faulty ABS/DSC module.

Fixes listed in ascending order in terms of cost and complexity. Hopefully it's the first one.

And yes, I've posted on the enthusiast forums for opinions. Taking my car to my guy this Friday to get the car's codes scanned.

Wish me luck.
post #20478 of 26272

so it could be a myriad of things?

 

want to be sad for you..........but. . . .

 

 

 

 

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  :crackup:

 

you had a CEL in your VW, then only a day later, a CEL in your BMW......

but what have you learned from this?

post #20479 of 26272
😭😭😭😭😭😭

That's not a CEL on the bmw.
post #20480 of 26272
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Car woes with the M. Either gonna be a cheap, easy fix, or a $$$$ bill.

frown.gif

Any better idea what it is?
post #20481 of 26272
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Any better idea what it is?

I'm hoping it's gunked up wheel speed sensors due to all the dirt and debris that have been on the roads lately. But no idea until I get the codes scanned.
post #20482 of 26272
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post



Based on my research, it could be as simple as an alignment issue, a dirty wheel speed sensor, a fucked up steering angle sensor, or a faulty ABS/DSC module.

Fixes listed in ascending order in terms of cost and complexity. Hopefully it's the first one.

And yes, I've posted on the enthusiast forums for opinions. Taking my car to my guy this Friday to get the car's codes scanned.

Wish me luck.

This is most likely the abs/dsc module.
post #20483 of 26272
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This is most likely the abs/dsc module.

Even with the TPMS light on?
post #20484 of 26272
It most definitely isn't an alignment issue and I've not heard of a steering wheel angle sensor throwing those lights. With bmw, it's usually never the simple fixes people usually think it is.

My buddy's e38 started stalling at idle and threw a couple of vanos codes. One of his friends is a very seasoned foreman and among the list of probable causes he said the same thing.

I also happen to know the abs/dsc modules are a common issue on certain production period e46 m3s.
post #20485 of 26272
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Car woes with the M. Either gonna be a cheap, easy fix, or a $$$$ bill.

frown.gif

Yes, owning an M out of warranty is a gamble. Win some, lose some..
post #20486 of 26272
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

This is most likely the abs/dsc module.

Even with the TPMS light on?

E46 M3 doesn't use tire pressure sensors and just relies on rotational differences to determine low tire pressure.
I'm guessing it's the module.
post #20487 of 26272
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

E46 M3 doesn't use tire pressure sensors and just relies on rotational differences to determine low tire pressure.
I'm guessing it's the module.

The DSC module?

Oh well, we'll find out tomorrow. I ordered a BMW scanning cable and software thing.
post #20488 of 26272
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The DSC module?

Oh well, we'll find out tomorrow. I ordered a BMW scanning cable and software thing.

 

Why don't you just go to Trak Auto (or whatever they are called now) for a free code read?

post #20489 of 26272
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Why don't you just go to Trak Auto (or whatever they are called now) for a free code read?

AutoZone? They can only pull codes for the CEL.
post #20490 of 26272
Yeah, you need the specialty readers to talk to the brake modules and others.
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