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'92 BMW 318 doesn't start

The battery is new and the starter is new, but we get no response when turning the key. What should we do or look for next? cant get any answers from my car when i try to start it. can you help me

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  • Tuesday1228 Jul 04, 2008

    I need to know how to install a starter on a 1993 318bmw is.


  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    had started my car up 2 pull off but had 2 use the bathroom, so i turned the car off for about 60sec came ut tryd to start it up but whn i turned the key noyhing happen. i herad a click under the hood like about 2sec after i tryed turning the key. battery is great lights not dim. just this click noise whn i try the key.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    my car was making a pinging noise then it started smoking but the temp didnt show it was hot on the dash, there was no water because of a hole in water pump now it wont start. is this my starter? it turns over but wont start on my bmw 92 735i



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More info needed. Is this a stick or automatic transmission? Check to see if you get power at the starter "trigger" wire (small wire on the front of the starter) If you don't, you might have a bad neutral safety switch (automatic) or a bad clutch safety switch (manual trans). You could also have a bad starter relay (under dash, left of steering column)

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • Charlie Jun 25, 2008

    There is also a 5 amp fuse (in the fuse box under the hood) which could cause this. This fuse supplies power to the coil on the starter relay.
    Turn the ignition switch to the "on" position and check all your fuses. If you find a burned out 5 amp unit, that may be your problem.



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