I have a 2006 325I BMW, purchased it new...starting having an issue with the car smelling like fuel...

Asked by Dec 31, 2015 at 04:43 PM about the 2006 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Told I needed to have the left side fuel sender and seal replaced, I did the
repair.  Now I have having a problem with the car cutting out.  My check
engine light came on after the repair.  I was driving it and all of a sudden it cut
off.....couldn't start it again for 20 minutes later....took it back to the shop, they
couldn't duplicate the problem. told me they update my computer and they
couldn't find anything.  Haven't driven it but once since I got it back from the
shop.  Got in it today and it cut off on me while backing out of the driveway.  
The check engine light came on and then went back off.  I was able to start it
back up.....then it cut out again....started shaking a bit, engine light came on
then back off.  Afraid to drive the car, Mechanic told me he would have to
duplicate the problem in order to try to solve the issue.  Has anyone had any
issues like this?  THANKS

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What is a fuel sender? Fuel pump?

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What trouble code do you have? Visit your local auto parts store and ask them to scan the computer. Post the trouble codes and we can help further. Does your mechanic specialize in imports? If not, take it to someone who does. My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i. HTH. -Jim

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Left side fuel sensor? Do you mean the driver side syphon pump? Sounds like you need a new fuel pump like F_O_R mentioned....http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3- Series-E90/FUEL-Fuel_Pump_Replacement/FUEL- Fuel_Pump_Replacement.htm

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