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Old 07-24-2009, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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94 530i wont start.....Help

Hey all, brand new here. My 94 530i was running fine this morning, then this afternoon I go to start, and it takes forever for it to start. After pumping the gas several times, it starts then runs for a couple of minutes then shuts off. I started it again....runs for a couple of minutes, then shuts off. I started it for a third time, start to drive it...starts bucking, and shuts off. Now it wont start at all....Could this be the positioning sensor, or the fuel pump? I need a starting place as I need to fix this problem...asap! Any help would be greatly appreciated....
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Dirt in the fuel (filter), fuel pump may be going bad. There are quite a few possibilities.
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How do I check to see if the fuel pump is working? Where on the 530i is the fuel pump located?
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Try looking at realoem.com - I think it's in the fuel tank.
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Where is the crankshaft positioning sensor located for the 94 530i?
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I just checked the fuel lines, and Im getting zero fuel coming into the engine. I wanted to check the fuel switch relay....where is it located?
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Passenger side, not too sure maybe in engine compartment or open glove box and look up.

Also check fuseable link under the rear seat............maybe a good idea to direct feed( off the batt) the pump this will let you know if the pump is good.
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what does the fuseable link look like??
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Pull the rear seat out and you will see it its basically a fuse in the wiring.
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Pulled the rear seat....found a big fuse that connects to the battery, but there is NO fuse in it....what does that mean?? What amp size fuse fits in there?
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Hmmmm..... Very strange as there should be a fuse in there, as for ampage, sorry I dont know, does it not say on the holder, if not go for a 10amp to start if that blows go up....
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Thanks, will that have ANY affect on my engine starting, or fuel pump?
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Well as said there should be a fuse there already,maybe someone has messed about with this before and bypassed the it some how, put one in and see what occurs, it can only blow.
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Took the fuel pump out today, and did a direct connect....and got nada...not working at all. I ordered a new one today ($310) and will be putting it in this afternoon....
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