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Old 02-21-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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NEED HELP 325i 2001 Will NOT START WAS FINE AN HOUR AGO

drove around today no problems got back in and it wont start. I can hear the fuel pump but there is no pressure on the fuel rail when I crank it over and depress valve this is the third time it has happened in 2 months but the last two times it started after sitting for 30 to 90 minutes. the fuel pump will run until I cut ignition back to off. Need to know what to check I am stumped thanks

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Old 02-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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Does it turn over? Does it crank? Check your air filter...




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Old 02-21-2010, 10:37 PM   #3
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Might be an indication the FP is shot. I had problems with mine that acted as if the problems were NOT the fuel pump. My gut feeling told me to just change the damn thing and see what happens......sho nuff....changed the pump and PAH. Problems done, well, until the damn e/b cracked again.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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Check your fuel filter too!
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