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    Hi

    My wife's Tourer does not always start. Turning the key just produces a click but no attempt to turn the engine over. The battery is fine. I am thinking starter solenoid but there may be a relay as well. Is it possible to easliy strip the starter to see what the contacts look like?

    What would you do??

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    Hi Mike, First off I would assess how difficult the removal is of the starter

    Some use just a torx bolt that goes through the box and threads into the starter and others (like my E36 Touring) use the nut and bolt system which means it is an absolute **** of a job to remove I had a nightmare with mine when I had the engine and box OUT of the car
     
     

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    Car details please-Year/E??/3??


    you sure about that battery?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCarter View Post
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    What would you do??

    Many thanks
    I would read the posting rules link in my thread and then list the car details
     
     

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    "The battery is fine" - famous last words I'm afraid. Starting an engine is like switching every light and appliance in your house on all at the same time = massive drain on the battery. Just because the lights come on doesn't mean there is enough juice to turn that six-cylinder engine from cold. Another thing to check is the engine to chassis earth.
     
     

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    Another thing to check is the engine to chassis earth.
    Just posted the exact same thing in another thread I had this fail on my 325tds

    As mentioned the battery needs a huge amount of juice in it to start the car. Connect up a set of jump leads to another car and see if this helps, You may be surprised
     
     

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