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BMW E21 3 Series 1975-1983 (320i/s, 323i) 77 320 wont start!


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Last Post: Sep 30, 2008 1:19 PM Last Post By: m1dn1t3
95jettagls

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77 320 wont start!
Posted: Sep 9, 2003 11:53 AM
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my car start when you put a wire from ignition coil to positive terminal of the battery. but if you pull the wire
it die down and wont start but it cranks it just wont go thru. new battery and ignition coil,spark plug caps and rotor,points,condenser and plug wires.
Charlie

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Re: 77 320 wont start!
Posted: Sep 9, 2003 12:54 PM   in response to: 95jettagls in response to: 95jettagls
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I would suggest you trace the terminal 15 wire from the coil back to the ignition switch at the steering column. Sounds like you may have a bad electrical ignition switch (not the lock cylinder, but the plastic switch itself). Do you have access to wiring diagrams any how.
95jettagls

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Re: 77 320 wont start!
Posted: Sep 10, 2003 10:54 AM   in response to: Charlie in response to: Charlie
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thanks charlie! i will try replacing the ignition switch.
m1dn1t3

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Re: 77 320 wont start!
Posted: Sep 30, 2008 1:19 PM   in response to: 95jettagls in response to: 95jettagls
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simply wondering if that fixed problem? have 88 325i did the same to me. put wire on coil to pos on batt. turned right over. took it off and wont start. wondering if it can be same problem..

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