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2009 BMW 328i Crank but Won't Start

Let's start with some pictures to try and clear up the function of the fuel system. Both images and a lot of the information comes from here: http://www.aa1car.com/library/returnless_efi.htm There ...
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350z cranks won't start

Could be stretched timing chains or a problem with the vvt gear, stretched chains will give an incorrect reading between the cam sensor and the crank sensor (essentially engine is out of time) and ...
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2009 BMW 328i Crank but Won't Start

Sorry for the long wait fellas, but after banging my head for a few days, I finally figured out what was the issue. It wasn't injector problem nor the fuel pump. It turned out to be a BMW clamp that ...
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Peugeot 307 cranks but won't run

OK, so I've fixed it. After posting my question here and since my feeling was that the problem seems to be related to some air bubbles in the fuel system, I've decided to take out the fuel filter, ...
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2012 Ford Fiesta - New Engine, Harness, Sensors, and PCM - Still Crank, No Start

P0340 is certainly a reason why the vehicle isn't starting but it indicates an issue with the camshaft position sensor rather than the crank. You really need to check the output of the camshaft ...
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2008 Honda Accord turns over but wont start

Since this car is a diesel, there are only 3 things required to make it run - fuel, air, and compression. As the problem is intermittent, it's probably not the compression (though that should be ...
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I need help with my Jeep Grand Cherokee 1994

This good answer has a list of all Jeep OBDI codes, pulling out the relevant ones we have: 12 memory to controller has been cleared within 50-100 engine starts 27 injector control circuit does not ...
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2003 Honda Accord Crank But no start

Check circuit F28 for open. (Pin 9 DLC to A16 PCM) EDIT: Check pin 3 (Immobilizer) to 14 DLC for continuity. If okay, may be inclined to replace immobilizer as first course of action. After ...
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2009 BMW 328i Crank but Won't Start

So, after the edits to the original question, the tenor of the question changed, and a new key piece of information has emerged. Spraying starter fluid into the throttle body gets the engine to turn ...
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350z cranks won't start

If you're smelling exhaust in the cabin, it's not due to an air leak, but an exhaust leak. You could be having some issues there if your leak is prior to the O2 sensor in your exhaust pipe. Your ECU ...
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2006 Mazda 5 2.3L cranks but no start

It turned out it was an intermittently open wire to the cam position sensor. Unfortunately between then and now one of the mechanics bent the valves by installing the intake cam upside down so I still ...
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Changed alternator in '05 Altima, now it won't start

Check the cables on the back of the alternator are connected correctly. Charge the battery. Turn the ignition on and check that the battery charge warning light illuminates. Start the car and check ...
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honda 2002 turns over but will not start (freespins)

just fyi it was my timing belt that broke .we took the bonnet off and while turning over the engine the valves nor anything is moving at all ,but thanks for the imput from all .
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Problem with my 02 Lincoln Ls

For crank no start issues with most fuel-injected cars (like your Lincoln) you need to troubleshoot around 3 main issues. You need to verify you are getting spark and timing is correct. You need to ...
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96 toyota camry cranks but wont start

If you are playing with engine wirings, always disconnect the battery. ECU will never fail and will last forever unless something mechanically damages it, or you have a shortage where it is not ...
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96 toyota camry cranks but wont start

Check all the fuses and all the fusable links, hopefully he fried one of them. The colour of the fuse means the amperage that it can handle, it is the bell-shaped curve inside that you are checking. ...
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Cranks but won't start

The PGI main relay is a fairly common failure on these cars. They fail intermittently because of a fractured solder joint in the relay. The circuit boards expands and contracts and that causes an ...
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Cranks but won't start

As mentioned in the comment, it could be the PGM FI Main Relay. The linked forum has (in the second post) an image that shows how to test that relay and it looks like the age range is right too. ...
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2012 Ford Fiesta - New Engine, Harness, Sensors, and PCM - Still Crank, No Start

After having to remove the gearbox twice, I can now answer this. I'm not sure if your problem was resolved or not, but for any other people that have the same issue, car will crank for half a second ...
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1998 BMW 328i Inline 6 cranks but won't start

It looks like your issue is with fuel supply. Possible things to check for: a clogged fuel filter a bad fuel pressure regulator Both of these can cause insufficient pressure in the fuel rail, ...
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1999 Accord Cranks but won't start after replacing ignition switch

Turns out the key is chipped. New key is not matching up. Could tell because the green key light is flashing on the dash when I try to start it.
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Spark plugs won't fire! Mechanic for hire?

Check to see if there is 12volts at the dist coil pink wire with key on. Also those had issues with the crank sensor getting damaged due to the sensor ring on the crankshaft harmonic balancer ...
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2008 Honda Accord turns over but wont start

I doubt "intake" air is the problem - diesels will run on very wide air/fuel ratios. Perhaps there was air getting into the fuel system, which can cause improper injection and failure to provide fuel ...
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1982 Yamaha Virago 750 won't start

The virago carburetors are somewhat tricky to clean properly. I have an 86 Virago 700, which has a "tube jet" instead of just a pilot jet. I had to use the properly sized guitar string to clean ...
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08 impreza wont start in morning unless jumped new battery

This sounds like you have a power leak somewhere draining the battery as it sits overnight. This could be a simple as a map light being left on or a trunk light or something similar staying on due to ...
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Petrol car engine won't start though it will turn over

With the help of a friend, I eventually got my car started. The spark plugs were very worn, but this was not the underlying cause of my problem. The engine had become flooded with fuel. The problem ...
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2007 Honda Civic intermittently has starting issues

The honda ignition switches are common failures. It sounds very likely to be your problem. Not the lock cylinder. The plastic switch. What happens is the plastic gets worn out from the metal spindle ...
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Yamaha XJ750 after it ran out of gas

I'm not familiar with this particular bike but many from this era have a vacuum operated fuel valve. These usually have a PRIME or PRI setting to force fuel to flow even without the engine running to ...
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Crank no start - no spark

As far as I remember, in Micra K11 the ignition coil is integrated in the distributor and they are supposed to be replaced as a whole. Well, they may be different in the different markets or I could ...
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My 2002 95 v6 saab wont start

The Christmas tree sounds like the alternator died. My car stopped running, in the case of my alternator dying, soon after the radio went out, so the critical voltage for T7 might be pretty high.
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