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BMW 318i 2001 - Throttle stuck solid in up position after the

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BMW 318i 2001 - Throttle stuck solid in up position after the car was not used for a 2 week period over Christmas. Is this a known problem with the model and what is the solution and estimated cost?

most likely cause is carbon build up and cleaning out the throttel body is a good idea as these get clogged up with carbon and the part can be washed through with brake cleaner and wiped out with a lint free rag helps free things off.

however if its been like for some time it possible that the throttle body motor is burnt out

in which case it will need replacing at about £200 for the part and an hours labour
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