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Old 03-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Car not starting after coolant flush

Hi guys new to this forum and I searched around for awhile but can't find an answer to this problem. I flushed my coolant on my 2004 325Ci following the procedure from this thread

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=689618

Now my car is not starting. Can anyone help me. There was a post in that thread about his problem but no one answered it._a_
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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What did you unplug?
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Well I also replaced the water pump and thermostat so I unplugged the fan, thermostat, level sensor and radiator outlet switch. I did plug everything back in and when I did the flush the car turned on but after draining it again and refilling and bleeding the system the engine wont turn over and there is a faint clicking sound.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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Sounds like it might be your battery. How old is it?
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Hmmm not sure same battery it had since I bought the car 3.5 years ago not sure how long it was in there before I bought it. I know it's not the factory battery though.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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I believe some have plugged the connectors into the wrong things before...maybe you did...nothing personal.

So, maybe therm connector is plugged into the exhaust solenoid...or cps. I believe that can be done.

Does sound like battery...a jump would answer that question.
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Battery is dead or terminals are loose. Check connections and have it tested at Autozone
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:32 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the help. It was my battery. Hooked up my battery charger and a few minutes later she started right up.
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