Starter Problem - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2005, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Car:
Posts: 7
Photos:
atifhalim is an unknown quantity at this point
My car's starter is not working (E36:1994 325 IS). When I turn the ignition key I hear a "click" and sometimes there is a grinding noise for a second or two. Replaced the battery with a new one but the problem remains. Please help
atifhalim is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-10-2005, 02:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Car:
Posts: 23
Photos:
napalm is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by atifhalim@Jul 9 2005, 04:47 PM
My car's starter is not working (E36:1994 325 IS). When I turn the ignition key I hear a "click" and sometimes there is a grinding noise for a second or two. Replaced the battery with a new one but the problem remains. Please help
[snapback]361073[/snapback]
Does the grinding sound definately come from the starter? If so, have you recently replaced it ? If you have, is it an OEM starter?

Sometimes if you are in a jam to get the car started, you can simply "tap" the starter with a hammer or similar heavy object.
napalm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Car:
Posts: 7
Photos:
atifhalim is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by napalm+Jul 10 2005, 01:46 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(napalm @ Jul 10 2005, 01:46 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-atifhalim@Jul 9 2005, 04:47 PM
My car's starter is not working (E36:1994 325 IS).* When I turn the ignition key I hear a "click" and sometimes there is a grinding noise for a second or two.* Replaced the battery with a new one but the problem remains.* Please help
[snapback]361073[/snapback]
Does the grinding sound definately come from the starter? If so, have you recently replaced it ? If you have, is it an OEM starter?

Sometimes if you are in a jam to get the car started, you can simply "tap" the starter with a hammer or similar heavy object.
[snapback]361156[/snapback]
[/b][/quote]

The starter has never been replaced in this car. the grinding noise is rare and i am not sure if its the starter thats making it.

I shall try tapping it with a hammer, as soon as if figure out where the starter is. Thanks for the help
atifhalim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 10:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
Rookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
Car:
Posts: 471
Photos:
Rookie is an unknown quantity at this point
Also you can isolate the problem by trying to compression start the car if you can then that means it is not something else. Just a shot in the dark.
__________________
Hookers need love too!
What we do in life echoes an eternity
<img src='http://vfs.com/~3d43patrick/rookiesig2.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Rookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Erratic Idle / Misfire / Cutting out makdolby 3-Series (E36) 12 02-05-2012 07:57 AM
Car Won't Start Starter Relay Suspected BImmerN2B 3-Series (E36) 5 06-24-2005 06:36 AM
Problem Starting 325ic napalm 3-Series (E36) 4 06-17-2005 04:05 PM
Starter Replaced, But Problem Again brien4787 3-Series (E36) 6 05-12-2005 11:48 PM
Smg Problem On 330i johanfunsale 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 02-28-2005 07:33 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.