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#1 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 01:52 PM
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1997 328i 165,00 miles. How long do starters last. Car starts up fine in morning. But after driving around and parking and car is hot. I put it in neutral and it does not start. It makes a wheezing type start sound but engine does not turn over. So I pump the clutch and move the gear shift lets say to first and then it will start. A mechanic looked at it and said its the starter. Is there any way around it or should I just replace it. He said it may continue this way for a while or it may not start at all one day. With summer coming a figure I better get it done.
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I would buy the starter if I were you. 165,000 miles is a good run, but you know that if you ignore it you will wind up at the most inconvenient location possible and she wont crank.
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i agree. 420.00 to do it Thought it is a fair price?
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For parts and labor? Sounds fair to me.
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420 what???? $..£...€...

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