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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:58 PM
makem-shep makem-shep is offline
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Angry 318c e46i won't start when warm/hot

Had the aa come out to my house today, I'd just got back from a 250 mile round trip then after the car had stood for half hour tried to start it and it wouldn't this happend two weeks ago after driving for about 1 hour but after 5-6 atempts it started and has been fine until now! The aa checked battery, altinator, and started motor (wouldn't jump start) and now it just won't crank at all! All dash lights are on....there's just nothing at all when I turn the key! Anyway the car is at the garage now, but any suggestions would be great, thanks in advance[/QUOTE]
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:58 PM
alpinweiss alpinweiss is offline
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Mein Auto: E46, E83, E90 (all MT)
How old is your battery? If it is more than four years old, you may want to replace it, even though it has been checked. BMW's seem to be very sensitive to battery problems.

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:19 AM
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perhaps it's the starter...
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:28 AM
makem-shep makem-shep is offline
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Battery was replaced 9 month ago, and yeah could be the starter, hopefully garage will sort it with such short notice
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:21 AM
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temp sensor
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:17 AM
makem-shep makem-shep is offline
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Temp sensor?? Garage rang. Auto elec has managed to getae live from the barrel but not to the starter and has replaced the crank sensor and still won't start! Any ideas? It's doing my head in
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:20 AM
makem-shep makem-shep is offline
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Managed to get it sorted! It was the imobiliser!!!! The the key chip and imobiliser needed re-programming, the guy done it in 15 mins for £60
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