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CAR WONT START

CAR STARTED I WENT TO WORK CAR SAT ALL DAY, CAME OUT OF WORK CAR STARTED NO PROBS DROVE HOME,STARTED CAR WENT TO GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE CAR SAT OVERNIGHT NEXT MORNING CAR JUST CRANKING OVER WOULDNT START, GOT A TOW 2 DAYS LATER CAR STARTED AND DROVE HOME NO ISSUES RAN SMOOTH AS SILK, SWITCHED IT OFF AND TRIED TO START AGAIN SAME THING JUST CRANKED OVER WONT START, ANY ONE HELP PLEASE.

Posted by DARREN DALZELL on

  • DARREN DALZELL
    DARREN DALZELL Mar 13, 2014

    this is a 2004 E46 318 2L TURBO D MSPORT NOT A 99 TI

  • derrick_e4
    derrick_e4 Mar 13, 2014

    Sounds like the cam sensor.

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CKP sensor or cam sensor. one goes bad and causes other to go bad. easy fix and not too expensive.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014

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    DARREN DALZELL Mar 13, 2014

    thanks Tim i will try this, are they easy enough to replace.

  • DARREN DALZELL
    DARREN DALZELL Mar 13, 2014

    TIM THIS IS AN E46 318 2L TURBO D M SPORT NOT A 99TI WILL THIS STILL BE THE SAME FAULT?

  • lisaca36 Mar 13, 2014

    could have a clogged fuel filter

  • TimC Mar 25, 2014

    If it has check engine code then most likely its the sensors. If no check engine light then its not electrical. Im not sure about the Turbo. But still sure it has crank and cam sensor because they are timing the car. Get it to a computer to check codes, Or buy one at auto parts store usually around 100 dollars. Never know when you need them. But replacement, usually ckp sensor is lower part of block. Some put it between timing belt pulleys behind the cover. Only one or two bolts hold them in. Cam sensor is located around top of engine near the cam. Same holding it in, one or two bolts. Give me an update if you got fixed and let me know the cause.

  • TimC Mar 25, 2014

    if these check out, also check spark plug coils/wires for spark. if not spark then it could be the distributor ignitor or ecm. alot of aggravation tracking electrical situations.

  • TimC Mar 25, 2014

    take screw driver and stick it in the boot of wire and let someone crank it why you hold it close to something metal on the car. Wear rubber gripped gloves cause it will light you up if not. If nothing sparks then it is a firing issue

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Could be an intermittent coil. I had that problem recently.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

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SOURCE: 1990 325i Convertible- not starting

There is probably a fuel relay somewhere in that circuit to, that may be faulty. Check your front drivers side inner fender by shock tower for 3 relays. It should be the middle one.

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Try removing the battery terminals and clean both posts and terminals. Coat same with an anti-corrosion grease. Wash your hands after this to prevent mysterious holes in your clothes. Start the engine and measure the voltage at the battery terminals--should read 13.5 to 14.5 volts. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: my car wont start.it just makes a crank noise.the

dats a big problem cos d crank noise could be an engine problem so advised to call your mechanic

Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: 2001 BMW 530, car turns over fine but sometimes

sounds like a fuel pump or filter problem. replace filter first its cheaper than a fuel pump.my fuel filter on my 01 530 was under the driver side half way back along the bottom rail of the car.i had to remove the aero plastic with a plug puller that gave me acess to it.try and replace that first. if it doesn work its prob.fuel pump.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011

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SOURCE: i have a 1990bmw 325i. i turned the car off one

Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.


To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.


Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-starting-issues.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012

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