I went to start my car and it would not crank. Battery and all connections are fine, inside lights and dash are also functioning properly. Tried to jump it off my buddy's car and still no luck. I'm thinking it may be a fuse or the starter, but I'm having a hard time locating it to check its condition. Help?
If it is an automatic try turning the ignition on and moving the shifter all the way down and place it in neutral to start it if not then put it in park and make sure it is all the way in good luck! Ed
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Battery probably discharged or faulty. If cable ends are clean and tight on the battery post, turn key to ON position and switch on the headlights or windshield wipers. If they won't run the battery is discharged.
If it does turn over and electrical works, then the problem is unlikely the battery. You can try jump starting. If it cranks when jump-starting it may be a weak battery, starter motor or alternator, but I don't think that this is the problem.
Check if there is spark on all cylinders. Do a code scanning (this car is OBD1, you will need to do the scan at the dealer place or to find a BMW OBD1 tool- Universal OBD2 scanner will not work on a 1994 BMW). If the codes return misfire or mixture related errors check fuel pressure, check sensors and parts that determine the mixture (MAF/MAP, AIT, O2 sensors, IAC and EGR system), check the vacuum system for leaks and check the crank sensor.
First, and cheapest, solution is to locate the starter relay and change that. The part should be available for less than $15. If it's sticking, no power will get to the starter and you won't be able to start the car. Also, check your fuse boxes for anything to do with the starter or fuel injection, and make sure the fuses aren't blown.
If you checked all the fuses try putting the car in neutral sometimes the shifter gets misadjusted and wont start till the car is completely in park.If not check for a lose wire to the starter.If the car has an after market alarm you will have to turn it off before starting there should be a little buuton under the drivers dash or kick panel.GOOD LUCK