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1991 BMW 318i

Car won't start

(1991 BMW 318i)
i bought my 318i at an auction it runs beautifully if i can get it to start and the only way i can is to bang on the steering column its an electrical issue i drove it back from auction and it ran great but i can't find a short or anything any suggestions or common starting problems?!?
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on January 13, 2011
When you can't start it, does the engine turn over, or won't crank at all?

Zee
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on January 13, 2011
it wont crank at all unless i beat on the column or shake the whole car, and i've changed the starter and the electric part of the ignition switch so im stumped.
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on January 13, 2011
When you can't start it, does the engine turn over, or won't crank at all?

Zee
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on January 13, 2011
it wont crank at all unless i beat on the column or shake the whole car, and i've changed the starter and the electric part of the ignition switch so im stumped.
of Auto Tech Plaza on January 13, 2011
POSSIBLE IGNITION SWITCH, ANTI THEFT DEVICE, OR WIRING HARNESS ISSUE. MAY REQUIRE TEARDOWN TIME TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. MARK
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on January 13, 2011
ive torn apart the whole wiring harness didnt find anything =/ and replaced the electrical part of the ignition switch it might be the actual key switch though

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