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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 07-19-2005, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, heres the deal. Anybody who can give me info that will lead to me getting my car to start I will send $20 through PayPal or Ill snail mail it to your front door. Heres whats up -> I bought an 84 325e (e30 of course), I purchased it from an auction got it towed to my house because I wanted to inspect it before I drove it. My older brother drove it off the flat bed and into my driveway. That was the last time it ran. He said that he may have pushed some buttons. No there is absolutely zero spark. The car cranks but no spark. I have already purchase a new distributor cap (+rotor{which does spin}) and ignition coil. Any suggestions? Thank You Everybody-Joe
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you made sure you are getting fuel to the engine. Maybe the filter is clogged or the fuel pump is bad. It sounds like a fuel issue since it will crank. I would check to see if the fuel pump is at fault.
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It's the battery.....I'd check it.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you checked the voltage regulator and the ignition lines?
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Check the wires leading to the Crank Position Sensor. If I understand how it works (I am still kinda new to Bimmers myself) the sensor reads the position of the crank and sends a signal to the DME (engine computer) telling it when to fire. If the sensor is bad or the wiring is bad (mine was wires) then it may cause the signal to not be sent, or to be sent at the wrong time.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/catalog/sh..._pg3.htm#item14

This link is for the crank position sensor from Pelican Parts, they are a great resource for parts as well as information, and the prices are right!

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One last idea from me...
Main Relay...
A quick search on some other BMW boards indicates some similar types of symptoms were resolved by replacing the main relay.

Keep us up to date on the progress!

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Does your car have the OBC? I thought there was a security option for the cars. Kinda like the buttons you have to push on the stock radio when you have "CODE" displayed.
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The same thing just happened to my 5er.
It was the computer.
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I had a feeling it was the computer. Ive checked everything else. Is there a way to fix it?
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I had a feeling it was the computer. Ive checked everything else. Is there a way to fix it?
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Change your cranshaft position sensor.That happened to my 325IC 6 cyl.Mine was on the front of the engine by the harmonic balancer.Hope it helps.
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my 325 es was the main relay........then the crank pos. sensor........then the battery.... it might be the monotronic computer
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^^^ no kidding...I hope the original poster has either fixed it by now or gotten rid of the car...

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