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  1. 2000 323i Limp Mode, EML and DSC lights, EC 169 and 114

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    Hello, First time poster here. I've got a 2000 323i that is now in "limp" mode, with the EML and DSC lights on. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I've poured through countless forums and still do not have an answer. History: The car originally presented with the SES light on and a...
  2. Limp mode FOG

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    I am new to the forum but amazed that .. for an E46 which has been around a VERY long time, little seems to be actually, definitively known about limp mode. Lots of guessing .. little solid knowledge. Even how it is defined is hazy. Some say it just limits your speed while others show video of...
  3. EML Issue - Remotely unique

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    Haven't been able to find a fix to this and no one has gone into my specific detail. First off, EML limp mode is going like this: EML Traction and the amber brake light comes on like if you turn off traction all the way off Throttle input is zero Severely rough idle of 1k to 1.4k rpms even when...
  4. E46 320D Limp Mode (Power Loss) on fast acceleration Jump to Latest

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    Hi all, I have a BMW 320D Touring E46 '04. I have a problem since bought it some time ago, related to loss of power on fast acceleration. I have checked for leaking pressure pipes and precociously have replaced with new. Also I have replaced the MAF and MAP sensors. Recently changed the...
  5. A/T safe mode after MAF codes.

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    Hello all, First time poster and first time BMW owner. We have a 2002 325xi for my kids' daily driver. While leaving the neighborhood, the CEL came on along with the transmission cog light. Car stopped moving. After turning off the car and letting it sit for a while (as per the manual), the...
  6. Eml+dsc+service engine soon light on help

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    Hi i have a 2000 bmw 328Ci and i’ve been having this problem for a long time now, ill change something and it’ll just keep coming back I’ve changed the idle control valve and the intake manifold runner valve. Once I start the car up the traction control light comes on and so does the eml light...
  7. How to get out of permanent LIMP mode, after fixing the problem with ignition coils?

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    Hi there, How do I get the my E46 out of the permanent LIMP mode after I have fixed ignition problem? Background: My 2002 BMW325ci started working rough including in idle and within few days went into permanent LIMP mode (service engine light, little gear with exclamation mark next to...
  8. Understanding your Limp Mode

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    Hey Fanatics We drive Bmws for their luxury and sport not for their convience and affordability. My question is does anyone know whether there is a procedure for making a new to the car "automatic" Tranny compatible with my e46 after a Tranny swap and if so can it be done with INPA NCSexpert...
  9. P0339 + Limp Mode + Confusion = This Thread

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    Hi All, Seemingly strange things going on with my 2001 330i, hoping to get some feedback. Story: 3 months ago I washed my car, went to drive afterwards and the throttle had a mind of it's own. Found a P0339 code, cleared it, idled the car for 10 minutes, code never came back and all was fine...
  10. Intermittent limp mode and trans warning

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the workings of an e46. I've owned this car about a month and a half and I'm still figuring out its 'quirks.' Two days ago I powered into a turn on a cold engine (just leaving work). Everything was fine until about the end of 3rd gear when the transmission hesitated, the...
  11. SOLVED: Limp Mode on acceleration - P0171 P16A7 P0441 P0133 P0442 P0306

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    I started to post about this about a week ago but found a page that had a check and fix... Here's the scenario. 2003 BMW 325i 248k miles. The engine would idle fine - super smooth and quiet. If you push the pedal hard, it would go into limp mode. If you got about 3500 RPMs it would go into...
  12. Brake Booster Swap, Then Transmission Sprocket Exclamation Sign, No Crank............

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    2001 BMW 325i 185,000 Automatic Transmission ZF 5HP19 Full Stock no modifications Initial Problem: I was hearing a hissing sound in the cabin coming from the driver side bulkhead and determined it was a leaking vacuum in the brake booster. Lose of power, misfires, lean codes, and eventually...
  13. 325i e46 ASC on & Limp mode

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    Hi everybody. All the story begins when I decide to swap my 16" to 18".. my car looks fabulous on this shoes, but I have a big problem. Since I have changed wheels on car, 60% of time when I start-up car, after 1-2 minutes car is going on limp mode, loosing power, no acceleration and ASC light...
  14. No acceleration at all 325i

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    I have a 2002 BMW 325i with 200k miles. A few days ago while on the highway my car stopped accelerating & the gear light with the exclamation point in the center came on. I quickly pulled over, shut it off, & read a bit about it. Someone recommended starting the car in neutral which got rid of...
  15. Please help; limp mode after transmission repair! 325 CI...

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    I will try to summarize my best, but getting anxiety from not knowing whats going on... So I bought a 2001 325CI... drove absolutely fine, yet had a small ATF leak coming from within the bell housing.. turned out to be the input shaft seal and a "pump" gasket. Brought it to a local shop...
  16. limpmode problems persist after transmission HELP MEEE

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    Hey :blah:, so I have a 2001 330ci with the 5hp19 transmission, couple months ago my transmission went into limp mode. so I replaced the atf fluid,filter gasket and the fluid looking fairly clean not alot of particles anything at the bottom. after that the problem persisted. Long story...
  17. No Reverse / No neutral – Drive only (2005 330i GM Transmission)

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    Background: Picked up this vehicle really cheap with the knowledge that it had no reverse – made assumption is was the GM transmission issue with old reverse solenoid problem. Got the car home (approx. 30 miles). Put car in Reverse still goes forward. Placed it in Neutral - still going...
  18. 2003 325i M56 Engine, Tranny on limp mode?

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    My car barely moves, need to accelerate to about 3000rpm before it even moves, there's a gear logo with a exclamation point...also I noticed when I reverse, the right side mirror doesn't turn or point downward like it normally does when reversing... they say it is on limp mode?, I've read in the...
  19. Eml + dsc + p1542 = help!!!

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    Got a 2000 328i. Trying to figure out what's causing my EML and DSC to come on, throwing my car into limp mode with a P1542 code. I searched the forums and so far have cleaned the throttle body, ICV, DISA, and MAF. It worked for a couple days, now it's on again, but intermittently. I can...
  20. EML P1542 Car in Limp Mode, SO CONFUSED

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    Hey guys. Back again with the same issue. My car has been going in and out of limp mode with the EML light and DSC light on at the same time on and off now for about a month. I have cleaned the ICV, cleaned the throttle body, installed new accelerator cable, cleand the MAF, pretty much have...
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