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 Post subject: NEED HELP! 95 325i will Crank but wont START!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:26 pm 
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It was running fine Saturday so when I went to start her up today she wouldn't start. I have know idea what could have happened over night so any help or ideas would help!

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:29 pm 
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give us a bit more info......

do you have dash lights? crank?? tell us what it's doing......

could be a wide range of possibilities; didn't you have a problem with a fuel pump relay recently?

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:40 pm 
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shadowpuck wrote:
give us a bit more info......

do you have dash lights? crank?? tell us what it's doing......

could be a wide range of possibilities; didn't you have a problem with a fuel pump relay recently?


I did have a blown fuse for my fuel pump. But I checked that so I think and it looked ok. Not really sure what to say when I try to start it sounds like it's trying to start but won't turn over. It did kind of start earlier for like 10-20 sec. then died. When it was kind of running it sounded rough.

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:46 pm 
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check engine light on or anything like that?

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Here is what comes up on the dash when I try to start it

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:54 pm 
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shadowpuck wrote:
check engine light on or anything like that?


Yeah there is a photo of the lights that come on I hope that helps

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:59 pm 
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when it was running yesterday was the check engine light on?

that almost sounds like something related to EWS; which is the built-in starter interrupt system to prevent theft.
hmmm.....

usually, though, it's something more basic - like a fuel system related issue......
the engine isn't turning over, though?

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:10 pm 
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when it was running yesterday was the check engine light on?

that almost sounds like something related to EWS; which is the built-in starter interrupt system to prevent theft.
hmmm.....

usually, though, it's something more basic - like a fuel system related issue......
the engine isn't turning over, though?


No the check engine light wasn't on yesterday. The only thing that's be done to the car is we put in my new headlights in on Friday. But I can't see how that would have caused whatever this problem is

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
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hmmmmm......

i can't get over there today to help you out (sorry).....
i could help out tomorrow after work.....

sounds like either something electrical (starter, EWS, relays) or something fuel related.......
if it isn't turning over at all, then that points toward electrical (based on what i know).....

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:16 pm 
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shadowpuck wrote:
hmmmmm......

i can't get over there today to help you out (sorry).....
i could help out tomorrow after work.....

sounds like either something electrical (starter, EWS, relays) or something fuel related.......
if it isn't turning over at all, then that points toward electrical (based on what i know).....


do you have the thing that we could plug into the car that could tell us whats going on? I'm down and could use any and all the help I could get.

I get home around 5:30

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
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Well I'd like to thanks to Greg L and Kevin for coming by tonight to try and help me get the car started. We were unable to get her running, but now we have some things to look into.

Thanks again guy for taking the time to come by!!

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
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yeah, it's an interesting situation.
car cranks and has plenty of battery, but won't start.
appears to be fuel in the system, pump appears primed.

peake code reader pulled the following codes:

0F - Ignition Secondary Monitor
32 - Ignition Coil, Cyl #1
33 - Ignition Coil, Cyl #2
34 - Ignition Coil, Cyl #3
17 - Ignition Coil, Cyl #4
18 - Ignition Coil, Cyl #5
19 - Ignition Coil, Cyl #6

anyone ever run across those? seems to point to something electrical with the ignition coils. obviously, not all six coil packs would fail at the same time..

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get my car to start
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Well I just put a fresh fuse in for the fuel pump and still she won't start! I think I've started withdraws from not being able to drive her!

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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP! 95 325i will Crank but wont START!
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Well round 2 went well we now have a source of the problem, it looks like it's the crankshaft position sensor. So now I will be calling around to find one so we can get the old girl back on the road!

Many thanks to Greg L and Kevin for all there time and know how! And that's why this club rules

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 Post subject: Re: NEED HELP! 95 325i will Crank but wont START!
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