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Old 11-25-2007, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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car not starting.

originally posted this on bimmerforums, but after getting no replys, figured i'd give it a shot here.

I own a 93 325i auto, and it decided to not start on me. I went to the pharmacy and back then about 4 hours later i was heading to dinner and the car wouldn't start. It cranks but doesn't start. I removed the ignition coil and plugged a spark plug into it and i couldn't see a spark. Suggestions?

Also, I broke a hose but i'm not sure where it goes to or what it does.



the bottom hose in the circle.
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The battery is good? Test the power going to your coils.
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the hose is your postive crankcase ventilation... its no big deal... just make sure isnt totally open for too long... so the car is correctly turning over? if it is then the battery isnt at fault... when you pulled the coil did you make sure that it was still grounded when you checked for the spark? they ground through the engine which they need to spark... when you pull the spark plug is there a smell of fuel in the cylinder or is it smell dry?

ps. whats the picture for? im trying to connect the numbers for some project but cant think of one??
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it also could be th CKP sensor
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