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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-24-2015, 07:09 PM
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no start..

new fuel pump , filter, redid the belts all that good jazz. came from work yesterday car started no problem. woke up to head to work, car clicks and thats as far as it gets. all the lights on the dash work,headlights come on, (installed HIDS) replaced fuse with 30 amp just in case... blower comes on but just a click and thats it. i did notice the inside smells of fuel. any ideas would be great. its one thing after another, i fix a few things here and this happens. 93 318i standard. i haven't tried the push start yet. battery is perfect just a strong smell of fuel inside.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:59 PM
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the description of the click sounds like a starter to me. the fuel could just be something else, like possibly a fuel leak or evap issue, maybe even a fuel line.


btw, no crank is different from no start....







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Old 01-24-2015, 11:14 PM
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this is what the issue is... safe to say starter is bad...?
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it seems like i have had almost every problem stated so far lol. I havent had this but have had the fuel issue. Found out one of the G-Clamps on the fuel lines at the petrol tank was old and gave out. Went thru a tank of fuel in about 5 mins. Car started but ran horribly as you can guess.
Cost me more in fuel than to fix it.
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