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  1. 320i Problems with starting/running

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone! So i just went out and drifted and had some fun for a bit on the snow, i span around on the ice and my car turned off. When i went to start it it started rather unusally, it took him 2-3 sec to start up and then it was running odd like something is clogged or something like that...
  2. 318i starting issues

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    Hi guys, new to the forum but I've been lurking and reading for a few weeks. I've just bought an 2003 e46 318i, and I'm having major issues getting it to start. When I got it, it was throwing a cam sensor code - I replaced both cam sensors, and the crank sensor - but still no start. I turns...
  3. Key/Ignition Problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey All: So new week, new problem :p My set of keys to my e46 died (or so I think) usually I put the key into the ignition and the car doesn't start whatsoever. So most of the time I sit in my car turning the key on and off for anywhere from 3 turns to 5-10min. The car always eventually...
  4. Won't start

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys. I've been using this forum and the e36 forum ever since I bought one. Ever since before I even bought one. I've been doing diys and learning and getting help from a mechanic I met at my job who helped me buy my first 328is e36 about 196k on the odometer. Anyway, I'm reminiscing.. I...
  5. Rolled 320d

    E46 Convertible
    I managed to put my 2005 E46 convertible 320 diesel on its side Roll hoops blew and all that. However apart from that all damage is pretty cosmetic However for some reason I can't get it to start now. Won't even turn over and the fuel pumps aren't going. What has blown/ tripped that needs...
  6. Starting problems with dsc light on and yellow brake light

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I've been fighting a problem for a couple of weeks now and i thought some outside opinions would help. Basically i got a code for camshaft positions sensor (intake) and decided to replace both. soon after that, as i am driving, i hear a beep then the yellow brake light and the...
  7. Car is cranking but won't fire/start. Help!

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    Problem Solved, Mods please delete the thread.
  8. 325i wont start- please help

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, My car (automatic 2001 325i, my first car/first bmw) was sounding rough, like an old boat. It was driving fine, just sounded terrible. Reading the CEL, I had 2 misfires, so I replaced the misfiring coils and all the spark plugs because they were overdue. This is where it gets fun- it...
  9. E46 starting problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hey, my e46 was running fine yesterday but come this morning wouldn't start? Tried jumping from another car and bumping down a hill but still not starting. Whilst bumping it down the hill I heard the engine turning over but not firing also the engine won't turn over on the key so thinking it...
  10. BMW 330I wont start in the morning

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, new here ... if i use my car during the day, the next morning my car wont start only by a jump start. i thought it was the battery, i replaced it with a new one.. worked for three days later and now it wont start again. I have checked all fuses, they are working just fine... but i have...
  11. E46 M3 Cranks but no start

    ///M3 Forum
    Was out DD'ing for a couple of buds, stopped at a gas station came back out and car wouldn't turn over, had intermittent starting issues so I held my patience and did the hold in pos 3 while depressing the brake for forever that didn't seem to work, also someone stole my obd2 scanner :banghead...
  12. Starting Problem

    General E46 Forum
    I washed my car from outside... then it stopped working at all, when trying to switch it on, the mass air flow sensor appears and the temerature meter indicates full heat, given that car is cool. see attached photo... would any body help please? I could not recognize the problem!!
  13. turn key and nothing...

    General E46 Forum
    My '04 325xi won't start. Jump starting did nothing nor does charging the battery. All other electric seems fine. The starter does not engage when i turn the key. Had a few slow start ups in the last 2 weeks but assumed battery related.
  14. 207 BMW 328i sedan has no electrical power, will not start

    E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    Hi folks, My 2007 328i sedan has a problem: Yesterday, I took her to lunch with no issu at around noon. When I left work, 5 hours later that day, I tried to unlock her with the Keyfob, but whenever I pressed unlock, she wouldn't. Not only would she not unlock, but her interior lighting would...
  15. Help:BMW 325i Intermittent Stall, Hard Starting

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    Hi all i need some help, I'm sure i'm in the right place to solve my E46 problem! I have a BMW 325i auto (2000), the car starts ok 'first time' in the morning and drives as normal, when i stop and leave the car for (5mins onwards) then try to start the car for the second time it needs key...
  16. Need help troubleshooting starting issues

    General E46 Forum
    I went out to start my car, turned key, engine turned over, I released the key and they car died. This happened 3 times in a row. I am broke right now and would prefer to do the fix myself. All I could think of was fuel pump...anyone have any advice?
  17. Car not starting?

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    I have a 2000 323i and my turn signals have been working on the outside of the car but they haven't been clicking or blinking on the cluster. After 5mph my door locks lock, and haven't been also. So I checked my fuses. I put my key in the ignition and now my turn signals are...
  18. Slow To Start Fuel Pump Problem

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I just replaced my fuel pump. Now the engine does not start right away. There is a delay if I try to crank the engine after it has been sitting for awhile (like over night). I discovered that if I let the fuel pump run for 20-30 seconds before cranking the engine, it starts right up. Did I...
  19. Expansion tank replaced but struggling to start

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I'm a first time user on this fantastic site. I have a 2003 318i Auto. I replaced my expansion tank (after following the DIY instructions on this site). I filled in water/coolant mixture and left the cap off. After a few turns on the ignition, with it struggling to start, it started with a very...
  20. Fuel Pump Question 2004 330 Cic

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Things always seem to break at the last minute. It's New Years Eve, and I probably have today and Friday to get my wife's car started before I leave town for a few weeks. Do I have time to check some basic items before I tow it to a shop this morning? It's a 2004 330 Cic, with 71,000 miles. My...