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Kenny, BMW Technician
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Experience:  BMW Master Certifed level 1 Technican
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It feels like it's skipping or jerking when it's on ;

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It feels like it's skipping or jerking when it's on ; druving, at a stop, in park & as I reverse.
JA: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?
Customer: I just purchased the car. It's a 2009 328i. I haven't checked any fuses nor do I know what a wiring diagram is.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I plan on taking it in to an auto shop. However, I wouldn't know what to tell them to check for..
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: The "check engine soon" light came on & only lasted a minute or so. Never came back on again. I noticed it today, but my appt isn't until Tuesday.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Kenny replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like you have a misfire, This would also cause the check engine light to come on. The ignition coils on your vehicle are a common failure on your vehicle.