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Old 10-23-2011, 12:49 PM
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Mein Auto: 2005 BMW X3 3.0
Originally Posted by wbrproductions View Post

Looks like this has happened a few times today. My X3 won't start, symptoms as follows:
  • A few days ago, tried to start it up. turned over, almost fired, then died
  • Motor turns over fine and seems to be firing on one cylinder or maybe 2
  • No code whatsoever via OBD, computer thinks the car is fine.
Battery is sufficiently charged, and there's no other symptoms of a weak battery. Just turns over and over, never quite firing well enough to start. Plugged fuel filter? Some other non-code problem?

Nothing like this has happened previously, always started right up as expected. Car has 90000 miles.

Disconnect the battery, let it site without power for a few hours, reconnect and see if it starts. This may sound odd, but I had a similar issue with my X3 and this did the trick.
2005 X3 3.0, Mystic Blue Metallic, Sand Beige Leather Interior, Birch Grain Light Wood Trim, Steptronic Transmission, Premium Package, Heated Seats, Privacy Glass, Satellite Radio Prep, Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Heated Steering Wheel, Premium Sound, Power Folding Mirrors and NAVIGATION RETROFIT
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