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Old 01-19-2006, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Car won't start after it rains

Hello everyone,

I am towing my 1995 525i (126k) to the Mechanic for the 4th time in 8 months. It appears that everytime it rains and the weather is damp/wet, my car will not start. The engine cranks, but will not start. So far, I have had the spark plugs replaced, new fuel pump and fuel regulator installed. Someone told me I could have a bad seal on the electric control box...which lets the water/dampness in.
Looking for any advice & getting desperate.

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Download the Bentley service manual located at the top of the 5-series forum. That should help you troubleshoot.
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Yes most likely it is water entering the EBox. This is somewhat common. Make sure to clear the ebox drains after repairing any damage to the wiring and/or engine control module
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