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What causes my bmw 318is not to start

Getting fuel and has spark engine turns over but act like no fire

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SOURCE: 1997 BMW 318iS manual coupe - fuel warning light stays on

The last comment added to thread should work OK.

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SOURCE: 95 318is bmw wont turn over

once the ecu has been programed and encoded to the car you will have to make sure that the ecu has been aligned with the EWS control unit or it will not send a start signal to the starter motor

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SOURCE: Car will not start.Engine turns over but spark plugs willnot fire

I would say replace ignition coil, that might me the problem, otherwise it can be the ecu, which might have some electrical problems not allowing the car to stay running. Good luck.

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Check to make sure you also have spark. The crank sensors on these engine are notorious for intermittent operation. A faulty sensor cuts off spark and fuel together. I would also double check for voltage to the fuel pump. If you have voltage and can not hear the pump, I would suspect a bad fuel pump. The fuel pump relay should be changed with the pump too.

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Engine turns over but does'nt run

basic thing need to be check, are you getting sparks and fuel. no spark, can be bad coil,rotor, distributor and sensor. no fuel, can be fuse, relay, fuel pump or sensor. The car need to things to fire and run, that's gas and fuel..check those first and see what happens.

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1997 BMW 318iS manual coupe - fuel warning light stays on

The last comment added to thread should work OK.

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