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1996 BMW i 328 won't start

The car only has 60,000 miles. The battery and engine light are on. They changed the fuel pump, but it still won't start. It turns over, but nothing.

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    328 ic has new battery; still won't start unless we jump it...what is the problem?

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Hello, check for a damage crank position sensor this sensor sends the singnal to the dme (digital motor electronics ) to inject fuel and pulse the ing coils and will also start the fuel pump when it see a rpm above 500 this is a good tell sing if you crank the engine and the rpm does not jump there is a good chance that the crank posistion sensor is bad / the battery and engine light will be on untill the engine strarts

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: using oil

Hi,
After 170K miles, you,ll have piston-Ring wear and valve wear.
There are certain oil additives, that can help with this.
It would be practical, to have the cylinder head refurbished also. valves re-ground and any valve stem oil seals replaced.
this won,t be a complete solution. but will definately help reducing oil usage, and excessive fuel emmisions.

Regards Mike.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: FUEL PUMP

Hello!

The fuel pump on a 3 series BMW is located under the rear seat.
To access it you will need to remove the lower part of the rear seat by pulling it up.
Then an oval shaped cover on the passengers side should become visible.
Under this cover is the fuel pump.
I would suggest taking the cover off and inspecting for signs of replaced parts.
(new parts should be shiny ;)

Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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My 97 bmw28is wont start everyting was working fine.batterry is full ibut cae r wont start


wont crank?
or cranks robustly (the crankshaft spins fast) but wont start.
all cars that dont start one, all ran when new. etc.
what counts is the now. only.
you need to do the tests. all covered in the FSM or at alldata.com
i cant help you because you . cuz did not say crank or start? so......

1: test all fuses. (not just gandering, use a meter)
2: check battery voltage 12.6vdc rested.
3: if not cranking, wiggle the shilter (a/t) or clutch if m/T
if a/t? try cranking in Neutral. cranks now? bingo.
4: cranks ok, and fast so check spark/

ill end there, due to vast number of tests and no clear stated
symptoms.
ever give it a full tuneup (60,000 mile service schedule?) or this DECADE. if not why ask the spark plug question.

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I have a bmw 328i 1996 and it overheats but my oil light comes on and soon after the car starts to try and cut of i changed spark plugs and new oil change........ wats wrong with my baby


Most likely a bad Thermostat or Water Pump. Replace the Thermostat, the cheapest part, and if it still overheats replace the water pump.

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I have BMW 1996 328i I can not start engine can you tell me about my car?


Your question is very general, it could be one of the following:

1- Dead battery
2- Starter problem
3- Starter Relay or the Main relay.
4- A computer module (not sure)

if you hear the starter coming on but the engine won't start then it could be one of the following:

1- Fuel system problem
2- Locked engine (Don't fix it)
3- Timing built problem
4- Other unknown problem, a mechanic has to see it.

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My engine light came on


give the stater motor a whack with a hammer if not that the its your battery its dead just because your lights widows and all work bmw cars are funny that way they require alot of power on initial start up

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Turn the ignition on my 330i fuel pump buzzing ok all the lights ok engine turns over but no fuel pressure in the rail


Bad pump. Bosch pump no less. about $120 on line for just the pump. You can also buy the entire assembly which includes the sending unit that reports back to the fuel gauge. auto parts and bmw sell that thing for three times the price. The same pump is used in many many of different series BMW's. After 60,000 miles they are changed out as part of routine preventative maintenance, because a bad pump will leave that hot babe driving it stranded at the mercy of the local bugger pullers.

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change the fuel filter this may be dirty .if it has done 130,000 miles change the pump

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Using oil


Hi,
After 170K miles, you,ll have piston-Ring wear and valve wear.
There are certain oil additives, that can help with this.
It would be practical, to have the cylinder head refurbished also. valves re-ground and any valve stem oil seals replaced.
this won,t be a complete solution. but will definately help reducing oil usage, and excessive fuel emmisions.

Regards Mike.

Jul 23, 2008 | 1997 BMW 328

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