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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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#1 (permalink) Old 05-10-2005, 09:21 PM
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I recently aquired a 325Ic 1989 one day it just quit while I driving it. Now ghead the car will not start. I have replaced the coil, and the crank position sensor because they did not ohm out correctly. The car had a security system in it that was not installed cleanly at all so I have removed it. I have power to the coil and the injectors. The injectors all ohm out good but they all show grounded when I turn on the key. I hooked a light to the ground side of the injectors and when I turn the engine over I see no flash. I have fuel presure. I get no spark when I check it but if I crank the engine every once in awhile it will fire but never starts. There are no fault codes (I bought a fault code reader) . How do you tell if the DME is good or not. Or is there something else I'm missing I really don't want to buy a new DME if it not needed. ghead
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How about the coil to keep it simple? I have a '90 325i and it would cut out on occasion , then it finally just would not start... I never suspected coil because from past experience I learned that coil either work or not, but this time was intermitent... Odd.. Either way worth a shot, if no, I would say perhaps ECU due to hacked alarm system.. Good luck
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He replaced the coil

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