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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 01-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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94 318i no fuel no spark??? wtf??

need help....checked fuses found the ecm fuse blown, replaced it no change..no fuel no spark...any ideas???
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:36 PM
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Cam position sensor or crank position sensor. The ECU can't "see" the engine turning, so it doesn't fire the injectors or the plugs.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:49 PM
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but i am not hearing the fuel pump buzz???? how do you test the crank and cam sensor? thanks
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Since the ECU thinks the engine is off (and it is, since it won't fire) it won't turn on the fuel pump except for the initial 2-3 second priming run. If you've already tried cranking it, the line pressure is up and it won't run at all.

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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=466604

Right-click on the "This" in "This one went missing" and 'save as'. It's a Bentley E36 manual. That will take you through the diagnostics of testing the position sensors.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM
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nice manual!! thanks
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:50 AM
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problem solved!!! turns out I had poured dishwashing liquid on the belts because they where squeaking a bit and it gor on the crank and must have gumed up the teeth or the sensor, anyways I sprayed brake cleaner on the crank and started right up...thanks horn!!!
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Dishwashing liquid? Really?

(next time use belt dressing spray...or better yet, fix why they squeak...tension, alignment or worn belt/pulley)
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:38 PM
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Yea it work s good unless you have a cps on the bottom of the crank..lmao

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