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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:17 PM
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E36 318is - still won't start

G'day guys,

If anyone has any input that would be great.

My 1997 318is is having problems starting. So far I've changed the fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, coil pack, fuel filter, air flow meter and it still won't go. I've also drained the fuel tank and replaced the fuel. The crankshaft position sensor is around 1 year old.

What happens is it turns over fine, if I pump the accelerator it won't fire. If I turn it over with no acceleration, it will fire and run slightly, then die after a second or two.

I'm really not sure what do do next, does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you, I really appreciate it
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:26 PM
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fuel filter??


any rips in the intake boot??




these are where i'd check for issues...





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Old 04-21-2015, 08:31 PM
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Thanks for getting back to me! I changed the fuel filter, the intake boot looks fine also, I just checked that.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:00 AM
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Might have e dead DME pull it out and check the pinouts for the correct power grounds and signals coming to it.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM
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Have you checked the throttle position sensor? It should change resistance smoothly from idle position to full throttle with no jumps or open circuit measurements. I don't remember what the resistance range is for the TPS on the 318 but someone else will chime in I'm certain.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:11 PM
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I looked in the Bentley, but all they have is throttle position sensor REPLACEMENT. There is no test procedure I could find. Looking in the ETM now....
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