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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 08-07-2016, 05:57 PM
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Starting problem with my 2004 530i

I need help. I recently purchased a 2004 530i and I'm having problems starting. In the morning it seems it will start right up and run fine and idle fine. But more often then not it cranks for a while and nothing... Sometimes it will start for a few seconds then shut off. I pulled the fuel filter and I could blow though it just fine. Not a lot of pressure when I removed the hose on the filter as I've seen in some videos where it sprays out. I checked the voltage on the pump and got about 3.5 volts in some areas with the key in the ignition in the on position but the other term that read 12.5 volts when the key was cranked I had nothing when in the on position.. Battery is good. The car is 170,000 miles. It's strange that it will start no problem sometimes but others I'm stranded. It's usually right after i just started the car that it's the worst. Also I only hear the pump run while cranking and when the car is on. Should I be hearing priming when the key is turned to the on position?
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:12 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E60 5 Series forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:53 PM
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As strange as it may seem, I believe the pump turns on as soon as you unlock the doors.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:19 AM
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In need of more help. Could this be a trans problem. Getting ! Next to the gear position indicator
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:00 PM
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Starting problem with my 2004 530i

I've had a similar issue, not sure if it's related or not, but a couple months back I've experience whenever I sit on a slanted hill either up or down and car is off and sits for a couple mins and try starting it back up it always die, it cranks and everything but it won't keep an idle, to fix it I have to Gun the the needle to maybe 2500-3000 rpms and put it in drive and it will be fine after that. This happened to me 3 times overall hasn't happened recently but I'm not sure what it could of been, gas tank is always 1/2 or quarter full when it happened on all 3 occasions..

Another thing is I regular do techron fuel injector treatments maybe this left some gunk got in the path of fuel going to my fuel filter whenever I'm on a hill or all the gunk that's been getting cleaned away from the treatments is finially clogging up the filter idk, but I've never had a issue in 2 months since this last happened so idk...
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:21 PM
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Not a lot of pressure when I removed the hose on the filter as I've seen in some videos where it sprays out. The car is 170,000 miles. Should I be hearing priming when the key is turned to the on position?
That the fuel does not spurt out is a tell tale indication.
Fuel is primed when the door is open or is it when the switch is put to ON....can't remember but the fuel is definitely primed prior starting.I can hear the pump run for a split second.

I would check the fuel pump pressure first.......
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I have read that the fuel pump turn on when the car is unlocked
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:30 AM
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Usually I hear mine or some weird whine noise whenever I open my door
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