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Re: bmw 318 i cranks but wont turn over
Ok , when u turn the key the engine cranks (turn over is the same as cranks), but it won't start. U have to determine if there is spark at the spark plugs, if there is then u have to determine if gas is reaching the spark plugs. This must be fixed 1st before the running hot issue, and I don't believe the catalytic converter has anything to do w/ your problems you have described. So 1st u must get the car running again. As far as overheating, why did the shop think it was the head gasket? So u have several problems, but unfortunately, not enough information to work with yet. Let me know when u determine if the no start issue is due to no spark, or no gas. Good Luck!
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no gas, weak battery, crankshaft or camshaft sensor is bad, fuel pump bad, fuel pump relay or fuse is bad, haven't pushed clutch down far enough(rug caught underneath), fuel filter clogged, ignition coils bad. You need to give a hint as to what you have tried. Does it crank but not start/ Does it simply click(starter) and not crank/
Hi Mushi, Your BMW is fitted with an anti theft system (EWS) which controls the common rail injection. I suggest having a diagnostic scan carried out and pin pointing any possible problem, which could also be related to a defective crank or cam shaft sensor. Regards John
There can be so many issues and unless a code check is confirmed with more inputs from your end including the battery condition, if the engine is cranking or also if the scheduled services were in order.
6hi this sounds like it could be a fuel system fault, or you are getting air into the system, try checking the MAF sensor to see if that is ok, have you an engine light on? try checking the ECU for any error codes that are still in the system thats a start for you...anything else just post on this again cheers
feel your radiator when the engine is hot, should be hot at the top and cooler as you go down with no cold spots, if you have a cold spot then it is clogged, and it will require cleaning or replacing. Check your thermostatic fan clutch when the engine is hot should be hard to turn, if it free wheels while engine temp is more then normal, it probably needs to be replaced. Hope this helps, let me know
Do the head lights turn on? AAre they bright? If not, get the battery charged.
If they are bright, leave them on and try to start the car while somone watches the headlights. Do they dim a lot or go out? If so,clean the connections on the battery terminals. If they do not go out, you most likly have a starter problem. If this is the case, get a wooden shovel handle and give the starter a whack. You may get the brushes to seat one more time and get the car started so you can get it to the shop[.