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2012 BMW 3-Series 328i 4dr Sedan RWD SULEV

2012 BMW 3-Series
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Rear Wheel Drive, Sedan, Compact Cars
23 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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August 15, 2012, 8:56 am

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Question: car wont start??!?

This morning i get into my car with a manual trans. i start it up.. sit the for a second.. start to take off and it dies.. then i try turning the key over again and nothing ... the lights dont even come on when i trun it over?? and suggestions??


August 17, 2012, 6:05 pm

Elizabeth K
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When you tried to turn the key over again, you heard nothing. That's a good sign there's a problem with the starter circuit (battery, cables, starter, etc). Here's a guide to troubleshooting which one of those is causing the problem:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over


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