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Old 06-07-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Engine Cranks but wont start

This morning I tried to start my 2001 330i. The engine cranked but wouldnt fire up. It rained on me for about a mile last night before I got home and put it in the garage. Is there any chance water has to do with it??? I checked the fuse for the fuel pump and everything was fine there. Any ideas/tips??
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Your car is 13+ years old, suggest you read the 2nd link below in my signature.

Make sure you do not attempt to read this on a phone or tablet with an App as the Apps do not show signatures. Use a computer and you should be in good shape.
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Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616

Fuel pump failures - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=929501

Temp Info - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964491

Hidden OBC Menu - Check Voltage, Temps, Fuel Level - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

E46/E39 GM5 Door Lock Info - www.bmwgm5.com

Lower hose fan switch O-ring - BMW #13621743299
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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Crank/no start with original fuel pump at high mileage is almost always a bad pump. There are a number of ways to confirm that.

Read the "Fuel related" section of my no start thread!
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! It ended up being the fuel pump! i went to a local autoparts store and got a new fuel pump. After replacing the pump it fired right up. Such a relief! When does anything like that get fixed so quick and easily with these cars!?
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Old 06-09-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! It ended up being the fuel pump! i went to a local autoparts store and got a new fuel pump. After replacing the pump it fired right up. Such a relief! When does anything like that get fixed so quick and easily with these cars!?
Time for a fuel filter as well. Make sure you get the correct one, its not cheap, fuel pressure regulator is integrated into the filter.
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Solve your misfires, lean codes, rough idle - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=897616

Fuel pump failures - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=929501

Temp Info - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=964491

Hidden OBC Menu - Check Voltage, Temps, Fuel Level - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=239619

E46/E39 GM5 Door Lock Info - www.bmwgm5.com

Lower hose fan switch O-ring - BMW #13621743299

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