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Old 11-15-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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I replaced the power steering filter in my e46 m3 and now my car wont start. Please help
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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I replaced the power steering filter in my e46 m3 and now my car wont start. Please help
Check if all the plugs and things you may have taken off are plugged back in. some are easy to forget about. can't think of any other reason for this to happen. (I am a noob at this too, so sorry I have nothing much to offer.) hope it gets fixed soon.
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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I replaced the power steering filter in my e46 m3 and now my car wont start. Please help


You are not providing enough information for anybody to even begin helping you.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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There is no direct connection between replacing your power steering reservoir/filter and starting. As hitbyastick said, you need to provide more information on what you did.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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I did not disconnect nothing other than the 2 hose connected to the resivoir but today I'll have my mechanic come look at it and see what's wrong....
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:27 PM   #6
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It's either a coincidence or something got accidentally disconnected while you were replacing the reservoir...
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:16 AM   #7
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So I tried push starting it it it worked but it's weird cuz it's the first time it didn't want to start n I had to push start it 3 times so I'm sure it's my starter.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:32 AM   #8
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Did you spill fluid on the alternator?
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