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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-23-2014, 10:30 AM
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turns over but does not start, have no spark at plugs replaced cam shaft sensor and crank shaft sensor still no spark at plugs - what should I try next ?
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:34 AM
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Have you checked the relays? Do you have fuel?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:02 AM
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I have gas but no spark at plugs - what relays would I check
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:21 AM
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All of them. Check fuses also.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:26 AM
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is there a way to test the relays - thanks Jesse
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:36 AM
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Here's a good link. It has a section about testing them also. http://www.bcae1.com/relays.htm
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:48 AM
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thanks for the link I will check them and let you know what I find. thank you
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:50 AM
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ANytime and welcome to the fest'!
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Just a basic question, what are the status of the ignition coils?
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:21 PM
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Also when you removed the spark plugs, what it look like? Are they damp with fuel or dry?
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