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I woke up this morning...

Joe Dirt
11-25-2008, 07:36 AM
:rolleyes: Sun shining, birds singing, got to work, had my coffee, then I get the call...daughters 95 525i not starting. Turning over nice and strong, just won't start. As this is a sudden thing I'm thinking maybe fuel pump?:eeps: Any other ideas? Other things to check? Where is the fuel pump and how hard is it to change? Thanks in advance for any help guys.

bimmer dot info
11-25-2008, 07:42 AM
Fuel pump is in the trunk. It is not that bad to change. There is a black cover you will need to remove just to the right of the spare tire.

It could also be the crank position sensor. The car will not show a check engine light for either.


Part 9 is the CPS

Joe Dirt
11-25-2008, 08:01 AM
Intresting, and not all that damned expensive. What I mean by expensive is it looks like I could replace that. She had been complaining of a shuddering or hesitation at times during acceleration particularly at highway speeds which also leads me to believe this could be a fuel pump issue. Whaddya think e34 community?

11-25-2008, 10:05 AM
My pump just died...no notice and I had to have ti towed. You can pull a plug and see if there's gas on it or see if any fuel smell emits from the cylinder. When my pump went, it just went, and I paid $600+ US for the job I could have done in the driveway. Check to see when it was last changed and act accordingly.

11-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Could be no spark too, pull the plugs and inspect.