20 Most Recent 1994 BMW 316i Questions & Answers


You should be able to disconnect the Neg. battery cable for 10 min. or so and it should reset. Some times you have to start the vehicle and let it idle for a short period without pressing the gas so it relearns everything..

1994 BMW 316i | Answered on Sep 05, 2016


seat base just pulls up, rears pivot down to reveal bolt fixing points, side bolsters require seat belt lower bolt removal then pull out towards front of the car

1994 BMW 316i | Answered on Feb 07, 2015


The engine oil pump is built into the lower timing housing (as per photo below).

You would need to remove the auxiliaries on the front of the engine, crank pulley, water pump etc., front timing covers, time the engine (special tool required), remove the timing chain and associated parts and then you should be able to remove the lower timing housing.

If you are not mechanically inclined or confident I would NOT suggest attempting this repair as you can cause serious engine damage if reassembled incorrectly.


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1994 BMW 316i | Answered on Jan 21, 2015


Slide under your BMW wearing very little. Yell loudly and ask somebody how do you change your oil. See what happens and
keep an open mind about it.

1994 BMW 316i | Answered on Jan 19, 2015


There are nothing holding it in but a clip. Just tug up firmly on the front of the seat and it will come off

1994 BMW 316i | Answered on May 02, 2014


You just have to check the wiring. First of all start where the lights bolt on the back and see if a wire rubbed where it comes through the body that is the most likely place. If not then it could be underneath. Maybe you hit a speed bump and smashed the wires. The problem is either in the wiring or the sensor. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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1994 BMW 316i | Answered on Dec 21, 2012


Hi there:

A misfiring condition may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Faulty spark plugs or wires
Faulty coil (pack)
Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
Faulty fuel injector(s)
Burned exhaust valve
Faulty catalytic converter(s)
Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
Faulty camshaft position sensor
Defective computer


Possible Solutions:
If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.


If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.


Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.


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1994 BMW 316i | Answered on Jul 20, 2012


Do you have power and ground to the coil ?

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


disconnect negative battery few minutes

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017


Bearing noises in a clutch system are easily distinguished by running a few simple tests. Start the engine and leave the transmission in neutral. If a transmission makes noise when it is in neutral it is often a worn input shaft bearing. Now depress the pedal until the clutch just engages. This is the point where the release bearing is just contacting the pressure plate fingers. If you begin to hear a squealing sound this is likely a worn release bearing. If a whirling noise is present when the clutch pedal is fully depressed it is probably the pilot bearing.

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016


Start simple. Get some alcohol and clean around the button. If the motor makes any noise then the motor is probably good. It is possible the window could be off the track which would entail removing the inner door panel. Try watching YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj36jG5lQP0

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2015


If you do not have an instruction book, ask google.

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Mar 19, 2015


Most likely fault due to lack of fuel supply to engine. Make sure there is fuel in the tank. Check fuse for fuel pump relay, check fuel pump relay clicks when switched on. Check power is going to fuel pump (voltmeter is easiest). Check fuel pump is running (listen to pump).

BMW 316i Cars &... | Answered on Jan 23, 2015

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