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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 03-09-2014, 01:14 PM
Dmiller707 Dmiller707 is offline
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2001 525i crank no start

I have a 2001 525i with 50k original miles that has been sitting for about 4months outside during winter. I started it the other day it ran for a few minutes the quit after making a odd noise. Inow it only cranks. Any suggestions? Broken timing chain?


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Old 03-09-2014, 01:35 PM
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when you try to start it, does it crank really fast?
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:42 PM
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I have a 2001 525i with 50k original miles that has been sitting for about 4months outside during winter. I started it the other day it ran for a few minutes the quit after making a odd noise. Inow it only cranks. Any suggestions? Broken timing chain?


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Not likely. Get the P-codes read and report back.

What was the odd noise?

BTW, you should be horse-whipped for that.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:00 PM
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No it don't crank fast,the noise was all the sudden and shut down. Thinking maybe fuel pump seizing


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Old 03-09-2014, 02:25 PM
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Btw,I purchased the car in this condition. I looked at it about 4month ago. The owner said she started a few times and let it idle. I completed the deal started vehicle and walked away heard a noise,maybe a squealing noise? From a distance and car shut down. sorry for the limited information.


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