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Car backfires through intake and exhaust and wont start. sometimes sounds like its almost gonna start but still would not.car has dictator management. getting fuel and spark.
Hello, What you could have is and ignition problem. I have had to replace many distributor caps (2) and rotor buttons (2) on this model to solve this same problem.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: e36 bmw 318 1991
It could be the engine control module. Try to get a good used module from the junkyard and try your luck. All the best !!
I have replaced my 1993 318isa module two times myself!! GOOD LUCK!
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
BMW E36 immobilizer Hope the following will help. Had similar problems. The transmitter buttons on keys is for central locking and alarm. Inside the key at the front there is a small electronic/magnetic chip that looks like a block. About 8mm long, 2mm deep and 4mm wide, not connected to any pc board. This is the immobilizer. It must match the receiver that is located behind the ignition switch. If it is loose and too far away from the receiver it won?t deactivate it. If you made a spare key it will switch on electrics but won?t start the car. If you don?t have an immobilizer chip any alarm shop will be able to program a new chip or install a new pair for your keys. There is a way to disable the immobilizer but rather have it fix and protect your car. I read an article somewhere (perhaps bmw e36 blog) of people removing this immobilizer. Good luck
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
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