P0021 BMW Z3 is described as Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Circuit Malfunction. It's actually a general trouble code for a problem on IAT electrical circuit sensor, as it sends incorrect voltage input signals to the PCM. Other symptoms that may indicate this problem are when the Check Engine Light illuminates and when there is a visible lack of engine power.
SymptomsSymptoms of a P0021 BMW Z3 diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
If the scan tool has that capability, and the scan tool can operate the IMRC valves, then the problem is either resolved and a simple code clearing is all that's left or a new PCM would be called for. Look for missing ground strap or a rusty ground where the fuel tank is grounded to the frame. Check for damage to the wiring harness connector.
Diagnostic trouble code P0021 BMW Z3 is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.
Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before P0021 BMW Z3.
Fortunately, P0021 BMW Z3 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.