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My 1994 318is isn't starting. It is cranking, but sounds like its not getting any gas. The dome light may've been left on, but it sounds like the battery is strong enough. I will try jumping it, but if that doesn't work, I assume its the fuel pump. Is there an easy way to check that?

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  • danieleisan Nov 16, 2009

    So I pull up the carpet in the trunk? is there a panel I need to remove? If you can give me more direction how to access it from the trunk I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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The easiest way to check the fuel system without a fuel pressure guage would be to go under the left side of the vehicle and remove one of the lines to the fuel filter and have a friend turn the key to the start position and check for flow. if the fuel pump fails to pump, replace it and the filter. if the pump needs to be replaced, dont worry, you DONT have to drop the tank. you can access the pump through the trunk under the carpet. now you can also check the flow there too, but you stand to make a little mess. you can however have your friend turn the key to the run position and check for pump noise with the cover off. nice cars by the way... enjoy.

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    Kori Policy Nov 16, 2009

    locate the panel under the carpet more near the back of the rear seat. i believe it is phillips head screws. unscrew them and pull the cover up.

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