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3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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Old 10-22-2004, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

Could anyone tell me how difficult it is to remove the starter motor from a 318iS and if I require any special sockets/tools etc.

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Any hints tips are welcome, I really need to get my car back on the road this weekend

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Old 10-22-2004, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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should only be a couple of bolts/nuts....
the hardest part is getting to them.

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he's right. the starter's throw-out gear sits near the flywheel but is not connected. the starter bolts directly to the bell housing of the transmission (manual).
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if u got a manual transmission, u might as well take it do the dealer, it is one pain the neck to get those two bolts out, soooo little room,and not only is there a bolt, also a nut, and neither which u can get to.. well u can but..
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i reached mine with the entire intake mainfold off
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yeah, but u had to take the intake manifold off, and i heard that that is a whole job to itself
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