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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 08-11-2015, 08:29 AM
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Please help. Upper radiator hose blew and leaked all over. Didn't over heat at all. But turned off. Replaced hose. Now car just cranks but won't turn over. Please please please help
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:32 AM
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I moved your question to the E39 forum (your 99 540i is an E39). You should get help here.
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So I'm assuming you mean the starter turns the engine over but the engine won't start.

I'd have to guess (not being with the car) that your flood of coolant caused a short and a fuse blew. Inspecting the 5 fuses in the little fuse holder in the e-box located under the passenger side cabin air filter assembly (where all the computers live) would be the first fuses to check. Then the fuses in the glove box and the ones above the battery in the trunk.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:40 AM
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Also get the codes read. There may be a pending code stored.
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:56 AM
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I checked and replaced the fuses but still nothing now I believe the starter is dead so now I'm going to change the starter it doesn't sound like it's catching and very weak then start over
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:57 AM
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I will try that. Thanks
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:20 AM
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Sure your battery isn't 1/2 dead? What fuse was bad, that might help locate the problem.
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