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1993 BMW 318i: it acts..530 before and I had to replace the cam sensor

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I have A 1993 BMW 318i that will not start. It turns over fine but it acts like its getting no spark and or fuel. I have had this issue with a 530 before and I had to replace the cam sensor. So I went ahead and changed it out and it still will not start. Any other suggestions?
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer BMW,

My name is Steve and it will be my pleasure to assist you today. It would normally be the crank sensor, not the cam sensor. Also a failed fuel pump would cause this. You can try using starting fluid / quick start spray while cranking. If it start with this, then you know the problem is with fuel delivery and you can check the pump and its power supply.


I hope that is helpful, please let me know if you have further questions, or if I can clarify anything for you.


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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Took it to a shop. Turned out to be the ecu.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 years ago

that is pretty hard to predict as it is a rare failure.

 

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 6 years ago

that is pretty hard to predict as it is a rare failure.

 

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