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My 1995 BMW 740il started one day and I turned it off after 1 minute to use my keys to lock the house up. I went to restart the car and it turned over for 1-2 seconds and stopped. Since then it seems to have plenty of battery; but, when turning the ignition it does nothing towards starting-not a click or buzz or anything. Everything on the dash lights up and the headlights are bright. I thought I'd look at the starter fuse before hauling it in. Where do I find the starter fuse? The box under the hood on pass. side does not have it; nor, does the fuse box I find above the battery in the trunk. It was very cold that day and the car had not been started for 3-4 wks until that 1 minute start up. Thanks, Jim

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Battery may be too weak. The battery can power the headlights and interior lights, but if the voltage is too low, the starter will not engage at all. Charge the battery and try again. BMWs have battery drains that kill the battery in 3-4 weeks. If you store one that long, it is recommended to use a trickle charger to maintain the battery.

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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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If you checked all the fuses try putting the car in neutral sometimes the shifter gets misadjusted and wont start till the car is completely in park.If not check for a lose wire to the starter.If the car has an after market alarm you will have to turn it off before starting there should be a little buuton under the drivers dash or kick panel.GOOD LUCK

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SOURCE: 96 bmw 740il misfire

This is a pretty common problem. I would change your valve cover gaskets. They run around ~ 50 bucks. If they are bad it will leak oil into spark plug well and cause a misfire. Very known on the 740.. Also if tune was not anytime not too long ago id change spark plugs while you at it. Then clear the computer and if you still get misfire on 8 try changing the ignition coil which is right about the cylinder with cylinder ignition coil 5. clear the computer. if you get random misfire and misfire cyclinder 5 after then its your ignition coil. parts store runs around 100 bucks

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SOURCE: 2001 bmw 740il output speed sensor location

hello ryk786, i/m not a hundred percent certain, but I think the output speed sensor is located at the back of the transmission. With the pan removed, if you look at the valve body and see the EDS valves and connectors, look about 2 inches back toward the end of the case and you should see a connector by itself. There should be a retaining torx bolt and spring holding the sensor in place. After installing the new sensor, do not over-tightend the bolt. The torque should be around 5-6 Nm.

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You should be able to take vin # to BMW dealer and they may be able to help

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