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Old 04-06-2013, 04:06 AM   #1
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Hey im new but my car wont start

My car has starting problems 2 weeks ago i got off work got in and put the key in and it wouldn't start.So i left it for a couple of days and came back and it just started up.But now it's doing the same thing again when i try to start it nothing it wont turn over at all.The lights and everything works fine the radio everything .So i have been trying to start it for the past week and nothing just bought the battery 8 months ago .tried to jump start it nothing the only thing is now when i get out and lock the door the window wont go up like it should.So can someone tell me whats the problem with my car
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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Hi this sounds like a problem my e36 328 sport gave me and since cars are similar this could be worth a try, check that your engine has a good earth. The earth strap on the e36 was on the right hand engine mount and my car did the same so i removed this cleaned it up and bruumm it fired up! It was strange because some days it was fine other days it wouldnt start might be an idea to clean all the earths/ main pos conecters as a preventative maintanence shouldnt take long and very diy able hope this helps if not message me im a mechanic by trade and im on my fourth 3 series so should be able to help you out.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:58 AM   #3
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my car wont star

Hey thanks for the info I will check that out tomorrow along with alot of other things.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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Take your battery out and get it charged and tested.

If your battery cant pull the window up it is too weak. Take the battery to advance autopart and have them charge and test it. Takes about 30-45 mins.

Start there first.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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Ok thanks I will try that also today and I will post back if it works
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