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My issue with my x3 2.5i year 2005 is that the idling is

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My issue with my x3 2.5i year 2005 is that the idling is eratic and difficult to start without having my foot on the accelerator pedal.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It happened after car was parked over for one month due to faulty alternator regulator. Fault code registered is 2783 airmass sensor. But the car was fine before
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 9 months ago.

Hello, the mass air flow sensor may just have some debris on the element wire causing it to read improperly. I suggest cleaning it with some mass air flow sensor cleaner (available at any parts store) and reseting the computer. If this does not remedy the problem just reply back.

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