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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:47 PM
LeLuckyLuke LeLuckyLuke is offline
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BMW 325i 1995 won't start (No Power to Fuel Pump)

Here we go ! Hi, I'm a brand-new member and I need help for my good old bimmer. First-of-all, gotta say I'm not English, I am French Canadian, so sorry for any mistakes.

I own a 1995 BMW 325i (Sedan) and the car won't start. I bought this car by the end of Last Winter as a Project, Now I'm on it and before startin the big ''make-over'', I wanna make sure it starts and run well enough. I tried to replace the fuel pump (By a Blue one coming from a 318i (Engine is blown, Cracked Head) I have for replacement part. Still nothing, but I made sure it wasn't the pump itself. The Engine run, but no fuel come. The car came with no ECU, I bought a new one (Red ECU). The only missing piece right now is a Brand-New Battery, the One in it right now is completely dead, holds no charge, But I'm jumping it straight to the cable to start it (Well tryin to start it, I know it's far from being the best, but this is the only way I have right now). The OBC seems fine, Everything works fine, Seat Heater, A/C, Lights, Turn Signal, Dash Lights, so I bet it's not a ''Major Electrical Issue''.

Last week, read someone who had a problem like this, said he ''Set his OBC'' then it was fine, tried to made it, Still nothing, but when I took the Pump out of the tank, there was just a little bit of fuel in the line. (So at a point, the pump DID try to take some gaz... but far away from what it supposed to..

Could it be a Fuses/Relay ? Does the ECU I bought could be wrong ? Is there something I missed we are supposed to do when battery die ? Does I absolutely need a new battery only to see it start ?

Thanks for your help, I need to know every hypothetic way I need to go before I go back to this car ^^

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:09 AM
LeLuckyLuke LeLuckyLuke is offline
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Anyone ?

Atleast, Does somebody know which plug is the Power or the Gauge. I think the black one might be the power since overall wire is bigger and White one is the gauge. Still need to know which is Positive/Negative.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:21 AM
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Welcome, Luke! Sorry I missed your posting until now.

You need to enter the last 7 digits of your VIN in the VIN search box here:

www.realoem.com

then hit "search" and it will show you the exact parts you have (or should have) for your car. A "Red ECU" may not be correct.

Next, right-click and save this:

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...orums&txt=This

and this:

http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/19...g%20Manual.pdf

Those should help.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:22 AM
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Thank You, I'll take a look at this !

All I wish is it doesn't require any thing made by BMW, as there is no BMW Franchise in a 500km radius...
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:46 PM
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There are plenty of on-line vendors of BMW parts that are sponsors of the fest (link at the top of the forum) and you can search "BMW parts" on Google to find many more. I use PelicanParts.com for a lot of my parts buying.
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