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Old 07-23-2006, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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the starter on my car (manual 95 325i) is starting to fuck up, i believe its the solendoid, its getting stuck when i turn on my car, usually when its a cold start, when it gets stuck and i rev, it makes a weird noise, i did get it checked out and it is the solendoid (sp?) question, should i replace the whole starter, or just the solendoid??? my mechanic wants to take $150 away from me to replace it
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since these things are a royal pain in the arse to get to, I suggest you replace the whole thing instead of just the selenoid. That way you're good to go again for a loooong time.
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Yea, i think I am sure its the solenoid but i would hunt for garages which will do the job for me a little bit cheaper,
If the starter sticks its the solenoid

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Old 07-24-2006, 12:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yea, its the solenoid, 150 is the cheapest ive been able to find
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change the whole starter.... trust me since I've been down this path as I've had numerous starting issues... change the whole thing cause getting to that f*$king starter is a pain in the a$$.

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I would say just change the solenoid. However, I don't have any experience changing a BMW starter. I think I would bow to the experience of the others on this site who have done the work before.
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i just had this same problem.

me and a family mechanic friend couldn't even figure out how you would go about getting to the starter, let alone pulling it out and putting a new one in. that was with the great help of the Bentley Manual and everything. its crazy. I bought a new starter from BavAuto.com (for a little under $200 shipped) and the dealer is going to charge me $100 labor (1 hour) to replace it. I have no idea how they're gonna go about changing it themselves.
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