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Old 12-21-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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won't start

heya,
hopefully you guys can give me some insight as to what the problem might be. saturday night i was goin out for dinner, but the car wouldn't start. its a 2004 330ci 6spd. i would turn the key to start the car, but nothing happened, it didn;t turn over or click. i tried again and waited at the on position to listen for the fuel pump before cranking, heard the pump, but still no cranking. tried both my keys in other gears, neutral, handbrake on and off, and even with the clutch let off. the battery is good, just replaced it about 2-3 months ago.
any ideas?
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Boost start ur car. Try testing the alternator to make sure the charge is between 13.50 V - 14.50. I usualy test it with my gps.. it has that function.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
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you could also try jump starting it, aka push starting it.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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we tried bost starting when it wouldnt start on its own, but no difference, i had it towed back to my dads shop in mississauga from london the same night and replaced the starter the next day. its my first manual bmw so i wasnt sure about push-starting, but now i know its an option.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #5
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wow a starter on e46 lol thats a 1st
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:46 PM   #6
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^Already happened to a few on a late model e46. If a starter. 1K bill.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:07 PM   #7
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went with an aftermarket starter that we got from motorcade and did the install ourselves, took about 5 hours.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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JuST curious what was the total bill to compare it with dealer?Thanks
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had the same problem... got a starter off a wrecked car for 40 bux and it took me all night to put her in, but its all good now
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:45 AM   #10
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hey ricerocket, when did you get the the e46? so is the rolla ever going to see the road now, lol?
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:52 AM   #11
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^Already happened to a few on a late model e46. If a starter. 1K bill.
And this is why you dont go to the dealer! lol
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