2000 BMW 323i car would not start. Battery is not dead. Lights are coming on the dash

  • 2000 BMW 323
  • 124,000 MILES
Had the security checked and its not that. Car has recently been serviced. Newly built transmission.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 11:22 PM

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Get the battery squared away and read and do below


Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 11:28 PM

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