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Old 09-13-2004, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just purchased an e34 530 ('94). Last night, I went to start it and it wouldn't fire. Would turn over, but not fire. Had a similar issue with abn E34 535i that was correctly diagnosed as a faulty fuel pump.

Would like to know if anyone has encountered this problem with this particular model and year, and potential solutions.

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Old 09-14-2004, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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new car? not a battery? when they roll off the used car lots, the batteries usually are flat from sitting, check it , next thing like you have stated it could be the fuel pump, get someone to try to start the car, and you have to get in the trunk and use a rubber mallet and give the general area of the fuel pump a few decent wacks. i encountered this a few times , last time was on a e34 m5 ,
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