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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,760
Posted By Gaza77
Starter Replacement DIY

Ahull,

I don't know why, or if it should be worthy. I just started asking questions doing my research looking for answers to my no start problem.

I've had a lot of good help,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,760
Posted By Gaza77
Starter Replacement DIY

Update:

I checked all the grounds yesterday with except to the engine ground. I need to do that today because I need to get under the car and remove the protection plate. All grounds are...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,760
Posted By Gaza77
Starter Replacement DIY

Johnathan,

Thank you for the reply. I spent the better part of yesterday rechecking all of my fuses and relays. I also checked the grounds on the more accessible obvious places. I found...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-07-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,760
Posted By Gaza77
Jonathan2263, How did you guys test and rule...

Jonathan2263,

How did you guys test and rule out your EWS? You mentioned you were going to check it out. I'm having crazy problems starting the car and even took out the starter to find out that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Gaza77
2001 325i E46 won't start....

Thank you ahull for getting back to me. I replaced the overhead camshaft sensor about a year and a half ago.

As far as the fuel filter mileage I don't know. I'm sure now would be as good a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Gaza77
2001 325i E46 won't start....

2001 BMW 325i E46
146,000 miles

Car won't start. The key has worked always. Unlocks the car, arms the alarm, etc. turn the ignition, all the lights come on. I hear the fuel pump motor turn...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-26-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gaza77
Starting Problem, Please help!!!!

I can hear the fuel pump turn on. I also just replaced the ignition switch and nothing.




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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Gaza77
I plan on cleaning the alternator, but I did some...

I plan on cleaning the alternator, but I did some extensive testing and found out that the alternator is good. I still have it. At the most I'll take it apart and check the brushes and voltage...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-03-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gaza77
Goblin14: I'm having similar won't start issues....

Goblin14: I'm having similar won't start issues. What did you finally do to get your car working? I have a 2001 325i and have replaced the battery tested the starter and alternator off the car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,084
Posted By Gaza77
I'm referring to the air intake manifold. The...

I'm referring to the air intake manifold. The reason I started the project was to get to, and test my starter from the top instead of the bottom. Because I had to remove the throttle body, DISA...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,924
Posted By Gaza77
Thank you GoForthFast. I went ahead and ordered...

Thank you GoForthFast. I went ahead and ordered a new switch which I reported on the appropriate tread. I ordered my switch from www.oembimmerparts.com. I get most of my parts from there. I'll...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-02-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,227
Posted By Gaza77
Okay I'll try the multimeter and let you know if...

Okay I'll try the multimeter and let you know if I have any luck. I already went ahead and ordered an ignition switch from www.oembimmerparts.com. I get 98% of my parts from there.

Cheers,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,227
Posted By Gaza77
Is their a way to test the ignition switch with a...

Is their a way to test the ignition switch with a voltmeter or some other test strategy?

Cheers,
William
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,924
Posted By Gaza77
To: GoFourthFast Thank you for the quick...

To: GoFourthFast

Thank you for the quick reply. I'm assuming that the ignition switch "Key Lock" is a dealer purchase item because it has to do with my key. But if you know another place to get...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,924
Posted By Gaza77
Non-Start Update........

To answer your questions:

1. I don't know if sludge means a bad Oil Filter Housing Gasket. I'm looking to change the oil at the end of this project and will replace it.

2. I planned on a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-28-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,084
Posted By Gaza77
Pulling Fuel Injectors............

I've taken out my air intake to replace my starter and wanted to change the o-rings on my fuel injectors and possibly clean them.

I'm having trouble getting the injectors out. I already removed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,924
Posted By Gaza77
Cleaning the Intake Manifold, Throttle Body, & Idler Control Valve............

2001 325i E46 build month 04/2001
148,000 miles
M54 engine

Car wouldn't start so I've worked my diagnoses up to the starter. I decided to come at it from the top. After removing my Air Intake...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gaza77
I will be looking into rebuilding the alternator...

I will be looking into rebuilding the alternator as a great DIY project. I will take photos and perhaps also video of the project seeing how I'm a producer. I finally feel like I have something to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Gaza77
Thank you all for the insight. I will end up...

Thank you all for the insight. I will end up giving them to the proper handlers even if I do not get any money out of it. Doing my part.

Cheers,
William
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gaza77
jhurless, I bought the alternator from...

jhurless,

I bought the alternator from www.oembimmerparts.com and they do offer a core, but I would need to spend a good amount of the core money to mail/ship it back to them. I just figured...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gaza77
Bluebee, That is a great idea! I probably...

Bluebee,

That is a great idea! I probably won't have the car in two years (the next time it would need replacing), but I would love to have this type of project under my belt to learn. I have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gaza77
Thank you for the help. I ended up replacing the...

Thank you for the help. I ended up replacing the alternator. It was pretty easy once I had the special tools to get the fan off. I'll tell you now though that I have a very noisy idler pulley...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By Gaza77
Core Exchange Alternator & Water Pump Local

I live in Burbank, CA and own a 2001 325i automatic. I recently replaced my alternator and not so recently replaced the water pump. I have the cores for both of these items. Where can I take them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Gaza77
Battery dummy light coming on then going off..............

2001 325i 132,238 miles automatic transmission

Was on the freeway this morning and the battery light came on for a second. Then it went off. Drove for awhile and it did it again. 15 miles later...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gaza77
Yes sir it does. Thank you for the...

Yes sir it does. Thank you for the encouragement, and help.

Cheers Mate,
William
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