I think i might have an issue with the fuel pump, the car started yesterday, then died. i Started it right back up and it ran fine for a while. Then i went to start it later, it started for a few seconds, then died and hasn't started since. I noticed the ignition switch is sticking. when i let it turn over then try to turn key back and take key out of ignition all together, it keeps turning over until i put the key back in and repeat the same action. Maybe ignition messing up and preventing fuel pump from turning on?????fuse for fuel pump is good but cant hear it.
Won't start. on 1994 BMW 325is
by Visitor in Columbia, MO on January 15, 2011
ANSWER by brvasseur , February 27, 2013
I had the exact same issue with my 325i. Start by removing your back seat,it is held on with small plastic clips. This will give you access to the in-tank fuel pump. Remove the fuel line that comes out of this fule pump as it is the beginning of your fuel delivery system. Turn your key into the on position, this will send the electronic signal to your fuel pumps to start running (HINT, place a towel down under the output to prevent the entire interior of your car from smelling like fuel forever. If you have no fuel coming out of this pump then youve found your problem and this fuel pump can be replaced for about $100 and completed in less than 30m
ANSWER by ZeeTech , January 15, 2011
Both parts -the ignition switch and fuel pump - are common on this car. You can try to tap on the bottom of the fuel tank with a rubber or plastic mallet and see if the fuel pump will start to run. Zee