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  1. Europe
    Car has not been on for about 3 months, when the problem first occurred. I switched battery When turning the key, the car makes one clicking sound, and a humming sound when the ignition is turned on. any tips on what can be the issue. I am suspecting a bad relay, or starting motor.
  2. E46 General
    Hello, I have a tricky one on my hands if anyone could help. My e46 wants to start and die when I’ve already ran it for a while and the engine is heated up. I can’t even keep it going with the throttle. I know the check engine light has been on the entire time I’ve owned the car, but I never...
  3. E46 General
    Hello, first post so let me know if I should do give more info. Make and model: 2001 BMW 330i (104,000 miles) Lets start from least serious issue to most, firstly there has been some issues with starting the car, I will turn the key and it will turn over and “crank” for a few seconds then I...
  4. E46 General
    I got a 2002 325i with the m54 -150k Miles About a week ago I started experiencing trouble only when cold starting my car. When I go to start the car after sitting overnight it starts up and runs, but while it's turning over the RPMs bog down and the car slightly shutters but then starts. Over...
  5. E46 General
    So i want to start off by saying that this started because i removed the module (GM5) from behind the glove box to get it sent to be fixed, once it came back the I connected the GM5 back without putting everything back in, just to test it and it fixed my door locking problem, the car started up...
  6. E46 General
    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...
  7. E46 General
    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...
  8. E46 General
    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...
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. 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...
  11. E46 General
    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...
  12. E46 General
    Problem Solved, Mods please delete the thread.
  13. E46 General
    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...
  14. E46 General
    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...
  15. E46 General
    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...
  16. E46 M3
    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...
  17. E46 General
    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!!
  18. E46 General
    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.
  19. E90 General
    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...
  20. E46 General
    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...
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