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My 2000 bmw 740il shuts off while im driving i put it on a

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My 2000 bmw 740il shuts off while im driving i put it on a machine and the code said it was a cam shaft sensor
JA: Have you scanned the code? Have you tried to reset it?
Customer: Yes and it worked for about an hour then it started up agian
JA: What is the model of your '00 BMW?
Customer: 740il
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Should i buy the sensor people say its the fuel pump
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Thats it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.


thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.


a faulty cam sensor can definitely cause the car to cut out. if the car is cutting out and there is a cam sensor code, you definitely should replace the sensor. Invest in the proper part from a BMW dealer, don't buy aftermarket.


Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

if there are no additional questions please kindly CLICK ON a positive rating

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I put the camshaft sensor and now i have a misfire
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

I have re offered the phone call you requested as the first one failed.