I was running a little late so i didn't notice until i got down the street. To disconnect the call, I had to walk quite a distance. Yesterday it stopped starting at all New starter needed - to the tune of about 1400. You've just removed the starter without removing or unscrewing any other part on the car and they said it couldn't be done!!! E36 vehicles produced prior to September 1992 with the M50 engine will also require a resistor adapter in series with the black wire of the adapter harness to be installed. The very next day, all my warning lights were on as they were prior to the control module replacement. Turned out to be a loose battery cable that was corrected. Remove the single 13mm bolt holding the dipstick tube.
You'll loosen buy pulling down on the wrench. At this point, your starter is only held in place by its own teeth and the small metal dowel at the top. I checked for leaks and there were none. Remove the first small black wire to the right terminal of the solenoid and then the main battery connection. I had a friend jumpstart it and it seemed to run fine for about a month after that please note that when I discovered that my car would not start I was getting ready to give my buddy a ride to his first day on a new job and he was panicking for fear of being late, and started to fiddle with the battery in the trunk so I could try to give a jump.
When I walked closer, the phone reconnected to the Bluetooth. If you have that 2nd bolt out, you're winning at life. I jump-started the car and took it over to the battery shop. You'd have to climb under and see if you can even see it. If the fuse blows again, disconnect the oil level switch at the plug connector, install a new fuse and restart the engine. I removed the transmission support and lower the tranny a couple of inches. I had complained about the starter making a grinding noise 50% of the time immediately after starting.
It didn't help that my replacement starter was about 2 inches longer that the original, but I eventually got it in there and bolted it back in. We waited 2 years for the parts to come in! Also stop to peek in at the fly wheel and make sure it's all kosher and not chipped-up. Told me it failed because my son's phone was not 100% compatible with the system which caused it to lock up and fail after time. Make sure its not the battery thats making your starter sound weak. Installation is reverse, with hardest part being the leverage to seat the new starter into the likely corroded metal dowel pin. Dealer said that the car had a software glitch which has now been fixed.
What this has to do with it is that the X3 platform is very sensitive as far as the electronic modules go and reversing the charge at the battery may have caused damage to several modules and you will need to go to the dealer to repair these issues. The solenoid attached to the top of the starter can fail, as well as the components inside. Dealer noticed a non standard valve cap, which is a no-no I guess due to electrical conductance being different than the stock caps. These X3s seem to be real power hogs. They are in a kit. Then I took the car for a drive and one-by-one the trouble lights turned off until there was only one light left - that pesky light related to the headlight circuit.
After several attempts and 2 phone calls , he was able to successfully pair the phone. The cable should be against the stop shoulder of the solenoid. Be glad you arent replacing the alternator. Only took dealer 1 day to fix after getting all parts. I hate to hear these starters are going bad so quickly.
Tracked to telecommunication unit mostly and to panorama roof control unit slightly. I checked voltages and the battery was fine. After disconnecting the battery you then remove that vacuum cylinder things to get the starter and crank it and install all these things back to get the vehicle going. If battery is original 2005 it is more than likely one cell has shorted out. You can hear the starter noise while it is doing this but the engine doesnt immediately fire. If so follow this guide. The dealer change it september 12.
Check the battery and the terminal cable connections. Replace that item and one was good to go. There is no mention of them. Haven't done it, but from what I have read, it's more difficult than you'd expect. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. I had the battery checked and its good.
In the end, I have a big sense of accomplishment. To be installed in two weeks. Vehicles which have manual transmission. I took to a mechanic and he told me the problem is not the battery or alternator. They charged the battery and tested it - it was fine - even under starting load - and the belt was fine and the alternator was putting out 13+ volts at idle. Furthermore, there are detailed descriptions of safety equipment, features, production changes, recalls and common faults or problems. Once the bolt was started and tighten down I back it off a little so I could then make sure of the dowel pin alignment and pushed it in to seat into its mating hole on the trans case.