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#1 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 09:55 PM
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CHANGED STARTER both starters good Help

I just changed the starter on my 1997 540i 6 speed to find out the problem was not the starter now 300$ dollors later and car still wont start what would be the next option and where to find it gents please come thru ........
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What are the symptoms?...
Does it just "click"? If yes then it could be a poor earthstrap connection...
Does the starter turn? If yes then it will be one of many other things !
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THanks for responding and it clicks once then it nothing.......it use to be click nothing try again ...try again then work.......now just a click HELP PLEASE>>>>>>going nutz mechanics are scared of it .....dont want to throw more money out during christmas...
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Okay, this is joserodrigo's wifey. When we try to turn on the BMW it only "CLICKS" once and that's it. So we tried push starting it man-power at first, then again with the help of another car pushing us. NO LUCK. So we took the next step and bought a new starter. NO LUCK. Still clicks. Now what??? What is the "Earthstrap connection???" PLease tell me it's something I just have to connect MYSELF!!! Thank you!! help!!
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The earthstrap is the fat cable that connects the engine to the body as a "Earth/Ground"...
Now for the "Click", is it a relay click or is it the solenoid on top of the starter that clicks?
If it is a relay click then maybe a wiring fault from relay to starter.
If its a solenoid click then there is not enough power getting to the starter to spin it, again, a wiring fault.


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thank you so much will now go mess with all the grounds........
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i don't mean to sound silly, but did you check the battery for a loose connection? the starters have a voltage regulator and that can go bad too. the other parts of the car can be on and not pull too much, but then the starter uses a lot more juice...or did you already figure this out? i am curious

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try the spare key
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