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    my car makes this noise, do i need a new starter, can i fix it myself?

    i have a 318i saloon e46 52 plate.

    thanks!
     
     

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    It sounds like the starter is not returning fast enough and sticking on the flywheel ring gear when releasing the key. You need to get it removed and overhauled (cleaned up and lubricated properly) before it causes some damage to the ring gear or wears out the starter completely.
     
     

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