Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 8 years ago

bmw wont start e46 323i 2000?

Hi i have a bmw 323i i am having trouble starting the car after it has been sitting in my garage for about a month. when I turn it on it tries starting but it cant. I can smell a bit of gas so i assume its not the fuel pump. once she started i got her going to 3000 rpms i let go of the gas and she quickly died dow. does anyone know how to start her or what the problem is?

1 Answer

  • moe h
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
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    I own a 99 328i ,plus I make a good living as a mechanic.

    sounds like your battery is too weak to keep the car running,you need to get the battery and alternator checked.

    many bmw's of this vintage have ignition switch problems and one symptom is battery drain after sitting a while.

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