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Old 01-30-2017, 06:06 PM
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No crank suddenly, need some direction

Hello all,

My 2008 X3 suddenly would not crank on key up. I have done the following to troubleshoot, in this order:

Checked battery. Load test, jump start, etc...
Replaced ground cables
Checked starter solenoid wire for command voltage. THERE WAS NO VOLTAGE PRESENT
Jumped 12v to starter solenoid to check starter, engine turned over
Turned key to on position and jumped starter solenoid. Engine started and idles.

Where should I go from here? I am assuming the immobilizer isn't the issue as the fuel pump is working and allowing the engine to run.

Ignition switch?

Any help is appreciated.

Matt
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:30 PM
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Hello all,

My 2008 X3 suddenly would not crank on key up. I have done the following to troubleshoot, in this order:

Checked battery. Load test, jump start, etc...
Replaced ground cables
Checked starter solenoid wire for command voltage. THERE WAS NO VOLTAGE PRESENT
Jumped 12v to starter solenoid to check starter, engine turned over
Turned key to on position and jumped starter solenoid. Engine started and idles.

Where should I go from here? I am assuming the immobilizer isn't the issue as the fuel pump is working and allowing the engine to run.

Ignition switch?

Any help is appreciated.

Matt
You sound like my 04 X3. I believe I need to check my starter and chain (or timing belt) Im starting to hear a rattle and I believe i need to pay attention before I not be able to start my car and it cost more to replace than to repair before needing replacement.

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Old 01-31-2017, 06:09 AM
swampX3 swampX3 is offline
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a good link for ignition switch/starter troubleshooting etc

>ignition switch diy...very doable and has the highest probability ....otherwise its on to checking the EWS side of the start up sequence




http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...tructions.html

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=851778
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:14 AM
swampX3 swampX3 is offline
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bavauto no start logic flow for troubleshooting

http://blog.bavauto.com/3562/no-start-1989-325i-e30/
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:53 AM
tbcrogers tbcrogers is offline
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>ignition switch diy...very doable and has the highest probability ....otherwise its on to checking the EWS side of the start up sequence




http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...tructions.html

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=851778
What is xoutpost? Ive noticed a lot of people are referring to the site for guidance but is it apart of the beemer forums?

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Old 01-31-2017, 09:27 AM
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outpost

Xoutpost is another good source of X drive info....not the same site as this FEST....I think ?
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:49 PM
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I ordered a new ignition switch and will post an update after install. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:16 PM
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just in case ...start button generic bmw replace info

https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


Last edited by swampX3; 01-31-2017 at 02:19 PM.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:47 PM
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I swapped in a new ignition switch and all is good. Very strange that they can fail all of the sudden. Thanks for the help.
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