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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 07-15-2017, 09:09 AM
zacheri.e30 zacheri.e30 is offline
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My car won't start

I have an e30 1991 325i. My car won't start and I can't figure out why, I checked my starter, ignition, battery and fuses. The starter seemed to be the problem so I replaced it still not starting my battery is brand new I found I'm missing about 4-5 fuses so I'm gonna replace those but I feel like that's not the problem I tried to jump it too still nothing. When I turn the key the starter clicks and my lights come on but it doesn't turn over.

If you have any suggestions please do tell I'm not sure what else it could be


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Old 07-17-2017, 05:44 AM
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Let's start with the basics. When was the last time it ran? "missing fuses" suggests the car is new to you? In neutral, can you turn the crank, is the motor seized?

What fuses are missing and what do they control? Fuses missing suggests electrical gremlins.

Manual or auto? The autos have a neutral safety switch, could that be your problem?

With the starter out of the car, does the solenoid engage and spin the toothed gear? Are the teeth on the flywheel good?
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