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Old 08-30-2012, 08:46 PM
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Question 2001 E38 Wont start in the morning ?

2001 E38 Wont start after night

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HI guys i need help my2001 e38 Bmw
Wont start in morning wont even crank and its not cold @ night
Today i did spend 30min trying to start it and i did but after like 30min.
All the lights comes up as usual and when i try to start just nothing happends
Later on when car is allready warm starts right away.
Battery is good and I installed new starter few days ago

Any ideas please HELP
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:20 AM
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Any one please ? Sorry for 2 posts but I'm brand new to this forum
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:55 AM
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Explain a little further.

Does the engine rotate? Like tries to start just doesnt catch?

Or

Do you turn the key and nothing really happens? I had an issue with a no start situation.. it was the ignition cyl.. It wasnt making a good connection, so I sprayed a little electrode cleaner in the key hole and rotated the cyl a few times and that was 3 years ago and havent had an issue since.. But the engine wouldnt even turn over on my car...

WD40 can work as electrode cleaner in a pinch.. But electrode cleaner would be best.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:58 AM
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Just nothing happens.

Thank U
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:04 AM
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Well all the lights on cluster goes on like they should be but starter, engine won't turn over
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:26 AM
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Switch cleaner a really good idea for E38 ign switch. Check to see if starter solonoid getting 12v signal when key turned. As it seems in some way temp related I'd try all connections for security and function. Another 'hours to trace and minutes to fix' fault...........

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:18 AM
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It works thx guys
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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No problem.
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