BMW 318 ENGINE WON'T START

  • Tiny
  • Mike O'Keefe
  • 1931 BMW 318

BMW 318 2003 32,000 miles. Car won't start. As you turn the key there is a clicking sound and the lights flash in sync'. After you stop turning the key there is a whirring sound from behind the dash for about 1 minute. What is wrong?

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Sunday, March 19th, 2006 AT 9:32 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Bamadave
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Is the engine turning over? Possibly a bad battery if not. Charge a let me know.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 AT 6:30 AM
  • Tiny
  • Benno1
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I also have the same car and same problem, did you find out what the problem was, can you help me

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 AT 2:53 AM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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This seems like a bad battery to me. What is the age of the battery? What is the voltage at the battery? If the battery is 4 years old or more or if the voltage is less than 12.5v replace the battery.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 AT 7:55 AM
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  • Nasper
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Today the exact same thing happened to me. If it's not the battery, could it be anything else. Would I be right in saying that this could be a problem with the starter motor?

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 9:05 AM

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