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740 i bmw engin does not crank

I have a 1995 740I BMW. The problem starts with going to short distances and then the car would not turn on anymore. After 10 or 15 minutes the car turns on again. All the lights comes on, AC startes working, radio works but no juice for engin. Now the car would not turn on any longer and I have to take the car out from under ground garage. your help is greatly appreciated.

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Check battery volts should be 12.5 volts. if not.have battery charged and check.if battery was good.problem the alternator.clean corrosion from battery cables.if battery was weak wont charge have battery replaced have alternator and drive belt tension checked.

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Is the battery good?

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    Thank you greg for respond. Actually to be honest I did not checked it. But I bought the battery new. But now that you ask the battery is not its original voltage what its supposed to be. I can jump it and see if it will work .

  • Edmond Dec 01, 2012

    Greg the battery jump was successful. It started to work. I drove about 20 min then turn off the car and again start it up and worked. Do you think the battery could be the only issue? I used to drive this car regulary and when it started to acting strange i decided to not drive. What i mean should I buy a new battery again? Also thans for the help i never had such situation.

  • greg degelman Dec 01, 2012

    If the battery is fairly new, With out the car running it should be around 12.7 volts, But have your chargeing system check out on it,

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    No problem (Atmasishi) Just happy could help you oput,



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This happened to mine.

I took it back to the place where i bought it and at this time i still had warranty on it, they went and looked through it and found that the battery cables were bad.

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SOURCE: 1988 bmw 735i won't start

hi remarkable08;

When you turn the key to start, you should have 12 volts at the small terminal on the starter solenoid.

If you have 12 volts but no cranking the solenoid is not working. If you do not have any voltage on this
terminal there is a problem in the ignition key wiring. If you have no way to measure the voltage, your best bet is to remove the starter and solenoid, take it to an Auto Zone type store and have them check it for you. When you go to remove the starter, be sure to disconnect the ground lead on your battery first.

Hope this helps. Good luck Loringh PS Please leave a rating for me if appropriate. Thanks

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SOURCE: check engine light comes on but car runs great 2002 bmw 325i and

The check engine light could be any number of things and the only way to find out is have the codes scanned. The brake light issue is common on E46 3 series. It is an issue were the brown ground wire that goes into the lamp housing melts at the connector causing a loose ground connection. The connector needs to be replaced and also add additional grounding wires to prevent further issues. And for fuel additives either use the cheveron techron, or the bmw fuel additive(the bmw stuff is the exact same thing, so just use which ever is cheaper).

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check the starter

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SOURCE: 1996 bmw 328i wont start

Possibly. 1st have the battery checked though. Pull it out and have a parts store check it (free service). All the lights may work, but the battery may not have enough 'juice' to crank the engine over. Is there a click, or no sound at all? Check terminals and connection at starter also to make sure all are clean and tight.
If battery checks out as fully charged and ok, then pull the starter and have it checked out. Good luck.

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