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78 320i bmw will not start

When I turn the key I get nothing after turning the key for several times the car will crank and start. replaced crank sensor, had battery and starter checked and in great condition. trying to locate body ground can you tell me where that may be?

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    M Pace May 20, 2014

    Thanks for taking time to help rundown possibilities, forgot to mention I replaced the ignition pigtail still doing the same

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    M Pace May 20, 2014

    Dash lights come on when key is turned. no alarm system on this model. unable to locate the body ground to check for solid connection. ran over a large chunck of tire thought it may have ripped part of the body ground connection.

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Sounds like in starter solenoid or the ignition itself

Posted on Jun 12, 2014

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SOURCE: 1994 Toyota Tercel Starter Problems

sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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Do the dash lights come on ? They should come on when the key is turned to the on position. If nothing happens check the engine relay. It is not too expensive to replace if you really want to eliminate that as the problem. Check all wires going to the starter and make sure it is wired correctly.

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SOURCE: 98 BMW 740iL won't start?

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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SOURCE: 98 saturn sl1 won't start

If the problem occurs after the car has been driven long enough to reach normal operating temperature, the problem is the starter. If the 'no crank' occurs cold, retest the battery.

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 toyota avalon ignition problems

Hello I have simular problem the ignition on is stuck in that position with the key turned off and out of the ignition switch.It feels like the key switch is spinning freely in the ignition. Do I need an ignition switch?

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