Trouble Starting... - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-06-2004, 05:36 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damnit is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
hi, i have a 1999 323i with around 63k miles on it. well i put my key in like normal and turn it twice, the ignition system catches on like normal. i go to turn the key and nothing happens...it turns but nothing NOTHING happens. when i let go and go again it locks and does not turn anymore. so i left it in the parking lot overnight and came to it the next day, it started somehow...so i drove it to the mech. and he said that if it started it is fine because they ran a test or something and they say it is all internitent. so i try to start the car to drive home, and the same thing happens. NOTHING happens. so they have my car and are stumped. they thought it was the key, so i gave them my other key and nothing still happens. They have no clue and still have my car.

i was thinking that it is maybe the ignition coil, because the car has been having some piston problems (misfiring and causing the emitions light to come on if i shift at low revs <2.5) so i am not sure and hoping someone here could have the answer.

THanks
Damnit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-12-2004, 03:48 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
meangreen94z is an unknown quantity at this point
When you turn the key what exactly does it do? Does it turn over? Does it not crank at all? Do the panel lights dim or die away completely?

I would figure if the key turns completely and does nothing, but then locks up, it almost sounds like something to do with security(I'm not familiar with BMW's security systems though)
meangreen94z is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trouble Starting Car After Rain Jentlefur 3-Series (E36) 3 07-26-2005 02:28 PM
Trouble Starting My 1995 E36 318i... Delmarco 3-Series (E36) 4 05-24-2005 05:07 PM
1990 535i Trouble Starting Help! omega112 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 2 04-09-2005 02:24 PM
Trouble Starting... e30sam 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 03-21-2005 10:24 PM
Trouble Starting Old_School_Bimmer 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 07-29-2004 04:40 PM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome