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  1. Crank/No Start

    General E46 Forum
    Hey all! I have been getting issues with my 01 330ci manual (Swapped from an auto) for quite some time now. I'm gonna have to keep it reasonably short. My car won't start, as the title implies, I get a crank but no start. Sometimes it will, but over time my chances of it starting have...
  2. e46 - 2000 323i - Not Starting Please Help!

    General E46 Forum
    2000 - 323i Cranking not turning over, transmission in limp mode, thermostat goes to hot. Issue started after checking air conditioner fuses because ac did not work. Have checked fuses and fuses under hood. Can jump fuel pump relay to activate fuel pump then crank but will still not start. Any...
  3. More BMW probz: Car won't start

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, so my 2000 323i with the M52 engine had been putting along fine with me as a happy owner when one night I was leaving a restaurant and my car would crank when I turned the key but would not start. I had it towed home and checked the fuel pump fuse as well as the secondary air pump fuse...
  4. E46 Starting Problem, What To Do Next?

    General E46 Forum
    So I've been trawling forums for weeks now trying to pinpoint my E46's starting problem. It's a 316i SE 1.8 with 97k serviced in January that most times has problems starting, it cranks fine but won't start and will take 2 to 4 times before starting. Some days it's fine and will start others...
  5. Yet another dreaded Cam PS question.

    General E46 Forum
    Hello... So let's see how good you are... I have a 2000 328i (tu). When I bought it the intake Cam sensor was dead - car drove like crap. No EML but INPA showed dead CPS - occurence like 500+ times..! So Swapped with cheapo Ebay CPS. worked like a dream for about 30 miles then died...
  6. Starter bad?

    ///M3 Forum
    06 E46 M3 seems to be having some trouble starting when warm - SMG engages neutral NO PROBLEM THERE but starter 'clicks' 1-4 times before turning the motor over, sometimes there is a slight delay. Started last summer went away for the cold months now the click is back the click seems to only...
  7. Car not starting, starts briefly only when pump disconnected

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, I have been trying to get a 2001 326Xi started after it sat for a couple months. When I first got to the car the battery was low so I fully charged it and went to start the car. The car started very roughly then sputtered and died. I have not gotten it to start since. I found the fuel...
  8. Help with my Key!!

    General E46 Forum
    I got a new key shell cut today. Blade works perfectly, but I am confused. When I move the circuit board into the new housing, it doesn't work, but when i put it back into the old key, it works. Any body have some ideas? The transponder chip is on the circuit board, so I know that it's not...
  9. Weird Issue with starter?

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hey, so one day out of the blue, I attempted to start my car, and it only clicked 1 time. Got out and knocked on the starter then started right up. That worked a few times and then stopped. Replaced my battery, worked fine until another 1 click. I tested the connection with a test light and my...
  10. 330Ci intermittent lack of power & hesitant starting...HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi there, I have had my 2001 (51 UK plate) 330Ci for a couple of months and it has been great. Today however I was driving around as normal this morning, parked up for an hour then went back out to the car and it was hesitant to start which has never happened before. I noticed the EML light come...
  11. Promblem starting my 330ci HELP!

    General E46 Forum
    Hi people I'm having a problem with my 2004 330ci aut(not zhp). When I try to turn on my car it starts but didn't turn on,other times it turn on and off very fast but after do the same thing like 5 times it starts normally and sometimes also the light from the transmission(at the left of the...
  12. Problem starting the car

    General E46 Forum
    Hi folks. I recently purchased a second hand 330ci and noticed that on many occasions when I put the key in the ignition and turn it nothing happens . I was told to place my foot half way on the accelerator while turning the key (very fast) but this only works sometimes. Any clue, is this a...
  13. Another won't start / intermittent start

    General E46 Forum
    this is my first post, so first things first... HELLO WORLD !!!, next wt* is wrong with my baby :bawling: i have a E46 2000 323i 5spd 160xxx miles that won't start right. 1. i have changed the battery twice now with recommended replacements with no change in symptom (Volts drop to 10.5 -9.9...
  14. Hard start & stalling problem - when car is warm?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Here's my scenario. 2000 323i sedan. Already replaced tranny, MAF, o2 sensors, entire radiator system, plugs, valve cover gasket, valve cover, oil separator unit, and basically everything else made out of plastic or rubber in the entire car. Awesome. My issue now is this: It's cold...
  15. Hello all

    General E46 Forum
    This is my first post of hopefully many on this site I'm a highschool junior and found what i thought was a great buy on ebay. The buy was a 2001 steel blue automatic ( :banghead: )4 door 330i with about 81k miles on it, I paid 3,500$ for it. Why so cheap? It's a salvaged title and I'm pretty...
  16. 2000 323i electrical bug

    General E46 Forum
    I've been having a strange electrical problem with my 2000 323i since I bought it a few years ago. I checked on this forum back then and found a few posts with the same symptoms, but nobody ever solved the problem. I've just gotten used to the problem now, and it isn't that big of a deal...
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