Ignition Problem - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
hunter325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: southern california
Car: 1993 325is
Posts: 150
Photos:
hunter325i is on a distinguished road
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.

any advice/info would be GREATLY appriciated

Hunter325i
__________________
hunter325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-12-2007, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
bimmerguy82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: City of Rain, PNW
Car: 2004 ZHP 6SPD
Posts: 884
Photos:
bimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond reputebimmerguy82 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to bimmerguy82
Quote:
Originally Posted by hunter325i
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

Hunter325i
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.
__________________
BMWcrazy
___________
-Joshua



|AA stage 1 software| UUC light flywheel and clutch| UUC EVO 3 ssk | K&N Intake | Ebay Headers |

BMWCCA member#407674

Founding member of the hit 145 mph in my almost stock 325i BMW club.
bimmerguy82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
hunter325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: southern california
Car: 1993 325is
Posts: 150
Photos:
hunter325i is on a distinguished road
thanks, ill defenitly look at it before i buy the ignition, its $150 from the dealer.
__________________
hunter325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 04:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
drz
Administrator
 
drz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tee Ex
Car: zhp
Posts: 12,129
Photos:
drz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond reputedrz has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to drz Send a message via MSN to drz
To everyone: make sure your bimmer(s) get towed on flatbed trucks only.
__________________
drz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 06:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
hunter325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: southern california
Car: 1993 325is
Posts: 150
Photos:
hunter325i is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by drz
To everyone: make sure your bimmer(s) get towed on flatbed trucks only.
just out of curiousity, how come???
__________________
hunter325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
Quote:
Originally Posted by hunter325i
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....
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Desperately Need Your Help: BMW325i "Service Engine Soon" light problem CNMB250 3-Series (E46, E90) 4 12-19-2007 06:26 AM
ignition problem 95-325is E36 bullit98 New Members Check In 0 11-24-2006 04:41 PM
Ignition Problem? thekid 3-Series (E36) 3 03-31-2005 10:59 AM
Ignition Switch Problem boxxer 3-Series (E36) 0 10-17-2004 11:16 AM
Ignition Coil Problem Ethylene Oxide 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 08-16-2004 06:04 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.