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AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 01:40 PM
Just wondering, i went in my car last night to start ...and lights turned on, radio works, but check engine light went on ...and the car wouldnt start (dont hear a crank though)...

This could either be electrical problem possibly....

or my guess, starter? anyone take a guess...?

can anyone by any chance help me out i really need the car

Boots R
08-09-2007, 01:48 PM
are your lights dim? Maybe you need a battery?

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 01:58 PM
no they dont dim its not the battery.

Boots R
08-09-2007, 02:02 PM
Try bump starting it. (pushing it down your street, and then hop in, and pop the clutch.)

If it starts, then it's your starter.

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 02:05 PM
lol i know these common things man...

the car isnt stick

Boots R
08-09-2007, 02:09 PM
LOL then take it to a mechanic. End of story.

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 02:12 PM
well im just asking on here maybe somone had a problem aswell like this or a common problem (i was thinking if it was electrical maybe somone could give me a pointer)...

if its starter then yeah.

greekthang
08-09-2007, 02:13 PM
Take a hammer and pound on the engine right around the throttle body. It sound start right up. Happens to mine all the time

Furious
08-09-2007, 02:15 PM
what does it do when you turn the key? does it turn over? or does it not make any noise?

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 02:16 PM
no nothing ... no noise, but radio, lights etc work

thats why im guessing its starter...or perhaps something else maybe im not seeing.

SickFinga
08-09-2007, 02:17 PM
Just because your battery can power lights and radio, doesn't mean it has enough juice to turn your engine over.

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 02:18 PM
Just because your battery can power lights and radio, doesn't mean it has enough juice to turn your engine over.

Yeah i know that but i hooked it to another car and it didn't help

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 02:20 PM
Anyone have a free tow they can hook me up with please? ill take it to charlie i guess

Furious
08-09-2007, 02:28 PM
yeah its a charging system problem, maybe your starter is done.

myndgone
08-09-2007, 02:38 PM
had the same problem on my E39...

was a faulty DME relay...17 bucks lol

Skeezix
08-09-2007, 02:49 PM
Could be your clutch switch too.

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 02:51 PM
Clutch switch could be on manual car but its auto?...

Axxe
08-09-2007, 02:56 PM
Have the car in park/neutral? Try wiggling the connections at the starter, and if you're brave enough, short to ground with a big screwdriver. THat's the best way to test the starter (without taking it out). When you hooked it up with booster cables, were you sure that there was a good connection?

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 03:04 PM
I checked car is in park.... im gonna go now check around the starter...

booster cables were hooked up fine...

Whats a dme?

myndgone
08-09-2007, 03:09 PM
i believe DME is a fuel pump relay...

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 03:12 PM
If its the fuel pump or fuel pump relay the car would crank...but not start

its not cranking right now

myndgone
08-09-2007, 03:13 PM
If its the fuel pump or fuel pump relay the car would crank...but not start

its not cranking right now


mine didnt crank with a faulty relay...it will crank with a fault fuel pump

frznintime
08-09-2007, 04:49 PM
Try hitting your starter with a hammer or some sort of stick a couple times.

AlpWhitE46
08-09-2007, 05:29 PM
yeah i know that too, didnt work

i drove it to charlies, thanks mynd :)

myndgone
08-09-2007, 05:34 PM
yeah i know that too, didnt work

i drove it to charlies, thanks mynd :)


no prob...*th-up*

ZiMMie
08-09-2007, 09:46 PM
i believe DME is a fuel pump relay...
lol

Boots R
08-09-2007, 11:25 PM
i believe DME is a fuel pump relay...

Digital Motor Electronics (DME) is a microprocessor-based system that controls the ignition, the fuel injection, the oxygen sensor and numerous ancillary functions. DME provides raw data to an on-board computer that uses an alphanumeric display to provide you with information such as the average fuel consumption, the distance you can still cover with fuel in the tank, an average speed, outside temperature and more.

myndgone
08-10-2007, 12:05 AM
Digital Motor Electronics (DME) is a microprocessor-based system that controls the ignition, the fuel injection, the oxygen sensor and numerous ancillary functions. DME provides raw data to an on-board computer that uses an alphanumeric display to provide you with information such as the average fuel consumption, the distance you can still cover with fuel in the tank, an average speed, outside temperature and more.


thanks dude *th-up*



lol

guess this is different...

http://p-car.com/diy/relay/ *wave*

and oh...thanks for clarifying it...its quite obvious where you work! *th-up*

Boots R
08-10-2007, 01:41 AM
and oh...thanks for clarifying it...its quite obvious where you work! *th-up*
:huh?: I take back my explanation with that kind of additude.

Be nice. *no-no*

myndgone
08-10-2007, 01:51 AM
:huh?: I take back my explanation with that kind of additude.

Be nice. *no-no*


hey hey, he started it! *wiggle* and i never back down! *no-no*

AlpWhitE46
08-10-2007, 04:38 PM
Ok well it turns out it was my key...damn immobolizer, i should have tried the other key!!! sucks.

charlie fixed my fan that wasnt blowing at all (AC/Heat etc.)...it was the resistor + brushes :(

thanks charlie