1995 BMW 325 NO SPARK ON PLUGS NO FUEL BEING DELIVERED TO E

Tiny
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  • 1995 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
This car started fine when I purchased it and then at home. A week ago I started it and let it run for a few minutes when I tried to move the steering wheel it stopped running. I tried to re start it but it would sputter and did not run again. I thought it was the fuel pump because it had been parked for over six months and low fuel. I changed the fuel pump, still did not start. Changed the sending unit, still same problem, changed the fuel filter and spark plugs. Still did not start. Took it to a friends shop. He informed me that there is not fuel being delivered to the engine and there is no spark on the plugs. Now the car has a bmw alarm I thought that was the problem and reprogramed the thing but it is still not working. All fuses have been checked and they are fine. The fuel filter is in the correct position and the fuel pump is working but there is no electricity coming to it. The car turns but does not start. All lights do work but the electric top does not work since the vehicle stopped starting. We have tried to perform a diagnostic but the system tells us that there is no communication with the car computer.

what do you think can be the problem? Is there a cut off switch? Could this be the problem? Is it the computer? Please help.
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 12:05 PM

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Tiny
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Please repost with the VIN
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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WBABJ6323SJD42416

SOMETHING I FORGOT TO TELL YOU. PRIOR TO THE CAR QUIT RUNNING I HAD JUST REPLACED THE LOWER CONTROL ARM (DRIVER) TIE ROD END, BUSINGS, AND THE BATTERY DIED DURING THAT TIME. IT HAD TO BE JUMPED. DONT KNWO IF THE ALARM HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE PROBLEM.
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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The alignment of the DME and the EWS might be at risk due to the jump start.
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 8:07 AM
Tiny
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Is this something that can be done ONLY at the dealership or can it be done by someone else. (Local imports mechanic?)
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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If the repair facility has the correct equipment to perform the task, it will require a GT-1 or Autologic to extract the fault and to realign the modules. A phone call to an educated and informed service writer at your friendly local BMW repair facility should be enlightening.
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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I was told by the repair shop that the DME is bad on the car. But their price for the part is a little high is there anywhere I can get this part cheaper? Their price is about 1000. Dollars.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 8:50 AM
Tiny
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Jump starting the car may have fried the DME. Call Autobahn dismantling at (619)444-2290 for a line on repairing your DME.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 8:24 AM

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