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 > ///M3 Forum

///M3 Forum
The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 11-29-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
SchmidtE46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Manayunk
Posts: 1
My Ride: 2003 M3
E46 M3 Car will not start after charging dead battery

Need help. I left my car parked for about 2 months without driving it. E46 M3. When i went to use it the other day, the car would not start. Almost no charge on the battery, no electronics, and no sounds when turning the key. So i pulled the battery out after trying to jump the car failed.

I took the battery to a local shop and they charged it for me. I reinstalled the battery and now i get power, all electronics works, yet it will not start the car. It makes the sounds as if it would start, same sound a car makes before starting for that first second or two, but the car continues and no starting occurs.

Any ideas on this.
The car functioned perfectly the last time it was driven.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
SchmidtE46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 11-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
opey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: long island
Posts: 589
My Ride: 04 M3 coupe
its possible the battery isnt holding the charge. if its below 12 volts, you will get lights, electronics, etc, but no start. get the battery tested or test it yourself. also now that the battery is somewhat charged, try to jump start it again and see if that works
__________________

IR/IR 6 speed
opey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
DSilk56
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 822
My Ride: M-3 Convertible
Batteries have a finite life span. Typically what deteriorates are the internal plates, and when they start to go, the battery will never hold a full charge, no matter how long it's on a charger. Try hooking up a good battery and see if your car starts. If it does, it's time to replace your battery.
DSilk56 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 05:13 AM.


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