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keithj8201 03-07-2013 06:20 PM

Car not starting after coolant flush
Hi guys new to this forum and I searched around for awhile but can't find an answer to this problem. I flushed my coolant on my 2004 325Ci following the procedure from this thread


Now my car is not starting. Can anyone help me. There was a post in that thread about his problem but no one answered it._a_

tinman831 03-08-2013 02:35 AM

What did you unplug?

keithj8201 03-08-2013 04:24 AM

Thanks for the reply. Well I also replaced the water pump and thermostat so I unplugged the fan, thermostat, level sensor and radiator outlet switch. I did plug everything back in and when I did the flush the car turned on but after draining it again and refilling and bleeding the system the engine wont turn over and there is a faint clicking sound.

HacksawMark 03-08-2013 04:27 AM

Sounds like it might be your battery. How old is it?

keithj8201 03-08-2013 04:54 AM

Hmmm not sure same battery it had since I bought the car 3.5 years ago not sure how long it was in there before I bought it. I know it's not the factory battery though.

dmax 03-08-2013 07:17 AM

I believe some have plugged the connectors into the wrong things before...maybe you did...nothing personal.

So, maybe therm connector is plugged into the exhaust solenoid...or cps. I believe that can be done.

Does sound like battery...a jump would answer that question.

Adionik 03-08-2013 08:05 AM

Battery is dead or terminals are loose. Check connections and have it tested at Autozone

keithj8201 03-08-2013 10:32 AM

Thanks everyone for the help. It was my battery. Hooked up my battery charger and a few minutes later she started right up.

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