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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 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM
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car died while driving

I was driving to my final exam when the car suddenly turned off then wouldnt turn back on, it seemed familiar so i opened the hood and found that the fuel pump fuse had gone so i changed it and turned the car on but as soon as i got on the gas it turned off again so i put a 20 amp fuse but it also blew it.

i would like to know how im suppose to tackle this problem.
would my pump need to be replaced or is it just a short circuit?
if so how would i find where the circuit is shorting?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:46 PM
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That's tough. I'd start by replacing the filters. The pump could overload trying to push past a gunked up filter.
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