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#1 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 02:44 PM
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Ignition Problem

this morning i got to school, which im still here, and i went to turn off my car and my radio stayed on, i figured that my car was still in the on poisition. so i turned it again as if i was starting my car and the key moved freely with no catching of anything. it just turns freely. im not sure what happened, i didnt do anything out of the ordinary from my everyday driving. did my ignition just go or what? also if i get it towed with a tow dolly, i tow it from the rear correct, (rolling on the front wheels)? thanks boys/girls.

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this morning i got to school, which im still here, and i went to turn off my car and my radio stayed on, i figured that my car was still in the on poisition. so i turned it again as if i was starting my car and the key moved freely with no catching of anything. it just turns freely. im not sure what happened, i didnt do anything out of the ordinary from my everyday driving. did my ignition just go or what? also if i get it towed with a tow dolly, i tow it from the rear correct, (rolling on the front wheels)? thanks boys/girls.

any advice/info would be GREATLY appriciated

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Similar thing happened to me, and it was that my ignition cylinder had broken. there is a thin piece of metal behind the cylinder that over time gets worn and breaks. I would suggest pulling yours out first to look at it and see what's wrong. It is a pain in the ass though. hope this helps a little.

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thanks, ill defenitly look at it before i buy the ignition, its $150 from the dealer.

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To everyone: make sure your bimmer(s) get towed on flatbed trucks only.

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To everyone: make sure your bimmer(s) get towed on flatbed trucks only.
just out of curiousity, how come???

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just out of curiousity, how come???
well since u have to tow from the back, our cars oilpans are in the front, so any bumps and bam, ur oil pan = busted, (not to mention front bumper, etc.)


hes right, always use a flatbed....

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