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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1986 325 wont start

I have a 1986 325. Turn key and engine does not turn over. Electric windows...won't work....coincidence??? I replaced the starter a couple of months ago so I doubt it is that, but the normal symptoms of a bad starter. One time, when I moved around the shifter while turning key over it started. Any help? Is there a safety switch somewhere?

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Old 11-02-2009, 01:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe the wires/plug which connect to the transmission switch.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its not an automatic
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try to shut your door when you try the window and go under the hood and find the starter under the air intake and move around those wires to make a connection then turn it over if that doesnt work then make a better ground
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