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      11-11-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Car wont start...:(

I took the battery in and they said it was fine. Do you guys know what might be wrong?? I have a 2006 325i.
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      11-11-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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need more info

is there any juice at all? do the hazards work? accessories?
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Everything works fine except the engine not starting.
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Everything works fine except the engine not starting.
Will it crank at all?

If you get light when u press the button once and it cranks it's your starter. If no lights it has to be battery.
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Everything works fine except the engine not starting.
Will it crank at all?

If you get light when u press the button once and it cranks it's your starter. If no lights it has to be battery.
Lights come on and I get a weird click sound when I push the button. I had it towed a couple hours ago and it's at the dealership now.
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Starter's dead.
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I have yet to hear of a starter going dead on these car....dollars to donuts its some CAS or electronics issue.
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My starter died. And numerous others reported grinding starters. That's the first sign of failure.
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My starter died. And numerous others reported grinding starters. That's the first sign of failure.
Hmm surprising..starter life should be at least 10 yrs..but why should the starter be any different than all the other components on these cars..just to put things in persepective..I have a 93 talon..19 yrs old..original starter..

I am starting to think BMW plans the failure and obsolence of their engine parts.
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Hmm surprising..starter life should be at least 10 yrs..but why should the starter be any different than all the other components on these cars..just to put things in persepective..I have a 93 talon..19 yrs old..original starter..

I am starting to think BMW plans the failure and obsolence of their engine parts.
Lol! Just the '06s have this issue for the most part. They have a bad bendix bushing that gets sticky when it's cold. That's why it grinds at first since it doesn't retract properly. Eventually it won't extend. That's what happened to mine.
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Lol! Just the '06s have this issue for the most part. They have a bad bendix bushing that gets sticky when it's cold. That's why it grinds at first since it doesn't retract properly. Eventually it won't extend. That's what happened to mine.
Thx for this at least I can strike starter on the list of stuff that could potentially go wrong w the 335..I just saw its an e90 325...

Where the fuck would we be w/o the forums and everyone sharing real life knowledge....oh yeah I know..at the dealer paying a shit load of money..
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Lol! Just the '06s have this issue for the most part. They have a bad bendix bushing that gets sticky when it's cold. That's why it grinds at first since it doesn't retract properly. Eventually it won't extend. That's what happened to mine.
How cold does it get down to where you live?
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How cold does it get down to where you live?
A few days it will dip below freezing but normally the lowest is about low 40s.
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Just got a call and they said it was my starter. Good thing for warranties
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did you try to jump start it? if it jumps then the battery is bad if it doesn't jump then its your starter...is your car a stick shift? if so push start it. worst case scenerio check your fuses
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