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Hi I have a bmw320D 2002. some few weeks ago it would stop

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Hi I have a bmw320D 2002. some few weeks ago it would stop when driving along, but start directly and I could carry on. Then one morning it would start but stop directly. I left it for an hour went out and it started ok and was fine for another week. Then it did the same stert but not run. I was told to use spare key, and it was fine for another week. A few days ago it stopped while traveling. It started but would not run. After 30 minutes it started and run for 5 mins, before stopping again. I managed to get it home, but now it starts but will not run at all.
Please help
Alan Ayling
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

can you please clarify what you mean by " it starts but will not run "

if it starts, this means the engine is running?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Steve,
The car turns over with the key, and runs sometimes for a second or two. Then continuos turns of the key no longer runs. Sometimes it runs for 3 or 4 seconds.
Hope this helps
Alan
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

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These symptoms point to a faulty fuel pump. You will need to have the fuel delivery system tested and then have the failed parts replaced upon confirmation.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks Steve,
Does this have to be done by a bmw dealer, as our nearest is 26 miles away?
Alan
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you.

it is alwasy best to have the vehicle worked on by a dealer - they know the car best

you could also use a diesel specialist or non-dealer BMW specialist, but a main dealer is your best bet

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