E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-04-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
highfive325
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: pa
Posts: 3
My Ride: 325i
e46 won't start..... help!

Hi guys I looked for a similar case, and I wasn't able to find an exact case as mine. I haven't started my car ssince last winter. After letting it sir all winter I tried starting it and the battery was dead. I got a new battery go to stay it and everything lights up and no crank almost like a dead battery.i ggot a new key thinking maybe the chip was bad Iin key for ews went to start Iit with new key and still the same thing. No crank. Anyone have NNYIideas what else this can be?
highfive325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 09-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
GDubois
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East coast
Posts: 1,154
My Ride: is slow
Check that the underhood positive cable/terminal is tight and free of corrosion . Then I'd look into the fuel pump if that's not it.
__________________

Congratulations.
GDubois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
highfive325
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: pa
Posts: 3
My Ride: 325i
OK I will try that out. I can actually smell fuel when I go to start it. I don't know if this is a bad thing or not. I don't hear anything really, but smells strongly

Last edited by highfive325; 09-04-2014 at 07:09 PM.
highfive325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #4
lszlszx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Socal
Posts: 4,622
My Ride: 328i, XC70
Electrical trouble shooting needs to be done at the starter.

See my No start thread for info!
__________________
lszlszx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
BMANN405
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 132
My Ride: 2002 325ci
No crank? New battery & key? Could be bad ignition switch.


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
BMANN405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2014, 09:36 PM   #6
highfive325
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: pa
Posts: 3
My Ride: 325i
I just had it towed to a garage hopefully I can have an answer for u guys as to what it was. I'mthinking relay switch or clutch sensor or maybe Iignition switch
highfive325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use