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Won't start - URGENT

Hi! Can someone please help me? i have a 94 320i and it won't start, if by some miracle it does start it dies after about 3secs.... I hav e checked spark plugs etc and they are fine. i think it may be something to do with the fuel? Any Ideas?

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  • dawn_taylor Nov 02, 2008

    Do you know of a way to test if the fuel pump needs replacing or if it is an electrical issue so the pump is not getting power, or if the distributor is telling the pump it doesn't need to work right now etc?

  • lalawells Jan 10, 2009

    Car starts but dies when you release the accelerator. It has been implied it could be fuel filter but where is the fuel pump on a 316i??

  • bimmercrazy Jan 13, 2009

    I have a 1994 BMW 325i and it has a similar problem. When it gets cold it will either not start or will start, but will then bog down and quit and not start a second time. Later when I come back I can smell it is flooded. It has a new super charged battery and the mechanics have failed to figure it out three times. Electronics still work perfect. It just quit again today (temperature 26 degrees) and I would appreciate any ideas. I'm stuck with a mini van until then so PLEASE help!!


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Spray some starting fluid into the throttle body. If the ignition system is working properly the car will start and run. While it's running spray more starting fluid into the throttle body little by little and see if you can keep it running. If it does run and stays running this way, your fuel pump is not working properly any more.

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    Lee Quiroz Nov 03, 2008

    You can use a jumper wire from the battery to the power wire to the pump. You should hear the pump turn on or not. Check the fuel pump relay by replacing it with the A/C relay or a relay that has the same pin configuration to see if your relay has gone bad. Does the car run with the starting fluid?


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