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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, May-06-2018, 02:29:15 PM   #1
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Default No crank, no start

Took the 1995 M3 out for a drive the other day. Left it parked in a lot for 30 minutes. Came back and it wouldn't crank or start.

Had to get it towed home. Discovered the manual transmission reverse wire got caught in the drive shaft and ripped out but I have repaired this. The car still doesn't start and my Peake OBD I code reader is not able to read anything because there's no power going to the port. No lights turn on, on the reader.

A few things; battery is good and was connected to a charger, the engine was swapped to a S52 years ago and the transmission was swapped to a manual last year but it was running fine until this incident.

Help greatly appreciated!
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Default Re: No crank, no start

I assume everything on the dash lights up, but when you turn the key, no cranking? I'm not sure if an OBD1 requires it, but possibly with the engine swap, check your clutch pedal switch. I know my M3 only starts with the clutch pedal pushed in.
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I assume everything on the dash lights up, but when you turn the key, no cranking? I'm not sure if an OBD1 requires it, but possibly with the engine swap, check your clutch pedal switch. I know my M3 only starts with the clutch pedal pushed in.
Dash lights up. Yeah, no crank, when the key is turned it does nothing. The car doesn't need the clutch pushed in to start it always started fine until the other day.
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Update: Jumped the EWS cable and the car started. But the OBDI port is still not functioning. I would like to fix the issue the proper way. Anyone know what's causing this?
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Seems like another wire was snagged as well. Also discovered fuse 26 was blown. Repaired and replaced. Fixed!
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