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  1. E39 2002 525d timing chain fail or starter motor fail?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, I have a problem with my (usually) trusty 525d touring (187,000 miles, dubious quality of previous owners). It stalled out on me in very wet weather & wouldn't restart. Plenty of battery power but just a click-click or sometimes ugly rattle when I turned the key. Recovery guy put a...
  2. BMW 116i 2010 None starter

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Have a BMW 116i 2.0 lt 2010 with a no start issue. Car cracks over but doesn’t start have put it on the BMW diagnostic ISTA D and I am coming up with a 2F49 fault code have tried recalibrating the CAS and DME with ISTA P goes through the calibration no issues but when it comes to deleting the...
  3. 2005 E46 318i (N42) rough idle after changing starter

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I replaced the starter the other day and now the car starts fine, idle is ok for a few seconds and then it starts going up and down as if it's about to die. When it starts this mood swings, a yellow warning indicator in the middle flashes. The EML light is constantly on, but only the text one...
  4. Bmw 535d non starter can’t clear codes

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all I have a 535d 2006 model it’s currently not starting it just cranks and cranks it does run on easystart so is not the motor itself but that’s it there are several codes They can’t be cleared as soon as they are cleared there straight back without trying to run the car or nothing I’ve...
  5. Cracked starter motor X5

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello, Our BMW X5 (2003) recently lost power and started billowing white smoke from exhaust. The AA diagnosed issue with Turbo. We found a local supplier of refurbished turbos who recommended a fitter. The fitter informed me that after fitting the turbo there was a mechanical noise when running...
  6. 2006 E90 320D M47 Starter help please!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Help!! Pleease! How many bolts hold the starter on an M47 E90 Manual g/box?:confused I've removed all the bolts I can find on the bell housing and still the starter wont budge... Two bolts on the gearbox side of the bell-housing.. I cannot see any others and the starter wont budge.. Have I...
  7. 2004 330cd starter motor diy advice needed

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I am trying to access the starter motor to change it but am struggling to see how the starter motor will come out when i finally get the 2nd E12 torx bolt off. I am working from the top of the car, do I need to remove any coolant/air-con plumbing, glow-plug stuff, or anything else in...
  8. 2013 F30 Starter Motor Issues

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all advice needed. I have this issue where sometimes (not always) when i try to start my 2013 uk 320d F30 the battery voltage drops to between 8-9v before the starter turns the engine. I have fitted 2 second hand starters and the problem went away for a short while then came back. I then...
  9. New starter motor packed in already?? I'm stranded!

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys. So I'm currently stranded at a petrol station 30 miles from home and waiting for a flat bed to arrive. RAC technician came first and said starters gone. Earlier today I replaced alternator and ancillary belt as it shred itself. My starter is a remanufactured one and about 2 years old...
  10. E46 starter problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi lads, starter packed in a few days ago and got it refurbished and was working fine until yesterday morning, it was clicking and not engaging, removed intake manifold, ccv etc and took starter out again. Tested it and it was working fine in my friend's e46. Put it back in my car without the...
  11. Starter motor disengaging too early

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, Im having an issue, doesnt seem to do it on the initial cold start but throughout the day, once warmed up, the car will fail to start when the button is either pressed to start or held, it spins the motor but disengages it too early, the engine sort of half starts before the motor just...
  12. 2006 E87 118d - Wont Start, Starter Spinning.

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi all. Please forgive my lack of knowledge of terms etc. I think the vehicle is: BMW 118d 2006 E87 2.0L Turbo. Video of noise: An ongoing issue for approx. 2 months now. Basically: Frequently will require 15-50 presses of ignition button before the engine will...
  13. 320d starter motor replacement

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi i had the car intermittently start only to 2nd attempt for 2 months or so, but it was occasional. this morning i had to try it quite a few times and i heard clicking from the gearbox passenger side, i could actually felt it trough the gear lever. So i couldn't find any diy for the 2L...
  14. Non Starter - constantly blowing FUSE 01

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi each and all - not been on for a while - I am going to be brief with this one - Replaced the engine on my 320d e92 ( identical engine ) used my old injectors but have a spare set that have covered only 55.000miles replaced all the chains ( I think I got the diesel pump timing correct )...
  15. non starter

    hey all, 1st time bmw owner here, I have a 2006 318i e90, the other day I was on way back from work, half way home turned a corner and the car cut out. left it an hour and it started, following morning it refused to start, so far ive had the crank and cam sensors changed and a new fuel...
  16. N47 - Non starter.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Afternoon, Not posted on here for a while, after some advice regarding N47 engine timing. Essentially my question is - if the timing chain has become defective and the engine cranks without starting, can a new timing chain be fitted and the engine re-timed without removing the head and...
  17. 2004 E46 318i Msport Starter problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Bought a 2010 E92 last year, but decided to hang on to our 2004 318I M Sport just as a standby. It hasn't been started for about 4 months so decided to give it a run, battery had been on charge and was showing 12.65 Volts. Anyway it wouldn't start, just got 1 click from the starter and...
  18. Bmw E92 325d non starter :-(

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    About a month ago i came out of the gym and my car would not start. With a tiny amount of easy start it starts up and runs fine. Since then i have changed.. Filter - tank pump - 2 injectors which were leaking badly - high pressure pump Now and again on a cold start it will crank for a few...
  19. 1999 840Ci Anybody changed the starter motor?

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Pretty sure my starter has bitten the dust finally. Battery voltage is fine and fully charged. Turning the key results in a loud clang from the left side of the engine and nothing else. So.... has anybody had the starter out? Any tips? It looks like a wretched job :(
  20. 530i 2006 starter repair, I identified plastic trim left over

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I’ve just replaced my starter, I had to remove the aircon intake and the inlet manifold. My car now starts, but I have a piece of trim left over, that I can’t remember where on earth it came from, can any one help