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Old 04-13-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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2001 BMW 330ci staring problems

So my car wouldn't start a couple weeks ago an would start at all even after trying to jump would go on still . Towed it home . Couple week later friend came an turned key to position 2 or 3 an than turned key over an it starts . Been good now other day doing same don't wanna start so friend looks at it again . Only turns on after I turn the steering wheel left to right 2 times each an than starting it . What's causing this ?
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:09 AM   #2
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There might be a connection problem around the ignition switch.
Do some electrical trouble shooting either at the starter, or at the switch.

Remove the lower steering column cover.
Check for battery voltage with a multi meter at the black/blue wire on the ignition switch connector when starting.
Read my No start thread for info!
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:32 AM   #3
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Could it be a sensor in steering wheel ? & okay thanks
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:34 AM   #4
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It can be many things. Did you scan the car for any codes? Did you have your battery tested? What is the fuel level? Was the fuel pump or fuel filter ever replaced?
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:59 AM   #5
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There might be a connection problem around the ignition switch.
Do some electrical trouble shooting either at the starter, or at the switch.

Remove the lower steering column cover.
Check for battery voltage with a multi meter at the black/blue wire on the ignition switch connector when starting.
Read my No start thread for info!
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:57 PM   #6
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I'm taking it to get scanned on Friday
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:30 AM   #7
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could be your key i played around with my key when it died and i if the chip inside isnt in the right place or its been knocked out of place it wont turn the engine over, just a thought
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