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#1 (permalink) Old 01-07-2008, 02:28 PM
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e36 compact won't start

hi i've gt a problem with my compact its been running fine up until tonight when i got in it to go home its turning over but won't fire could this be the cold start sensor as it was facing a very icy wind?
any help would be very appreciated
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dont think it would be the cold start sensor

i would check spark plugs ... i got a funny suspiction
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check for spark or condition of plugs its a 318ti
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you could have a bad plug lead check them aswell
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i had the same problem

it was 5amp fuse.. lights worked but you never heard the starter click. just check the fuses b4 u replace the starter like i did
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it was 5amp fuse.. lights worked but you never heard the starter click. just check the fuses b4 u replace the starter like i did
...... he said it turns over so the starter system fine...

Check for spark then if you got spark check for fuel....

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i disconnected the afm and reconnected it and it started so i'm having to source another one as this has died on me again
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the cars still not starting i've changed the lamba sensor crank sensors etc tried more fuel nothing it just turns over thats it

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clean the connector on the AFM and try again...

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the wire plug or the connector on the afm?
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