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Old 04-24-2012, 02:03 PM
Liz_2012 Liz_2012 is offline
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my 2003 325 i won't start

My 2003 BMW 325i won't start. When i try to start the car there is no clicking noise. I know its not the battery since the radio and all the electronic functions work. And i had jump start as well and a battery check. The lights on the dash board do come on, including the "check engine." I also don't remember the last time i changed the oil. Would that be the problem?
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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so when you turn the key nothing happens!
check that no wires have come off the starter if all wire are where they should be then it could be the starter solenoid, only way of testing it is to remove the starter and bench test it, connect the battery to it to see if it spins if it doesnt there is your problem.
hope this helps.
good luck

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