I purchased this beautiful '07 335i coupe a few months ago and had been running great. However, a month ago or so, it started to have the yellow half engine light on and off, so I thought it might be the HPFP failure. Checked with the dealer and my vehicle's vin showed it should be fine, never took it to check if it really is the HPFP problem though.
Nevertheless, something worse... a week ago, my beauty was still running great and two nights in my garage and suddenly the car just does not start at all. The battery should be good since it was replaced about half a year ago, jump started and all looked fine but the engine just won't crank. Searched tons in the forum with no luck so got it towed to the dealership... Just found out it is the starter issue. Sadly, it costs over $1200 to replace it and I really can't afford that right now plus the starter parts itself costs less than $100.
Therefore, I thought about a few options,
1) Ordering the parts online and replace it myself. (Cheapest but hardest)
2) Find/purchase extended warranty and see how much I could save. (Not likely)
3) Trade in my car and downgrade/upgrade. (I absolutely don't want to)
I searched around for the past 2 hours and found out a few resources regarding DIYs on starters. If anyone does it before, could you help me out on this PLEASE?
Obviously I would definitely want to do option 1), since it's the cheapest option and most ideal.
Could all the pros out there teach me (who never done anything harder than replacing spark plugs on a Camry) pleassssssse!?!
Where could I get the parts for starters? Would this one work fine for e92?
Any other parts I will need and where could I get them?
Detail tutorial that could guide me for replacing the starter?
If no luck on the DIYs, any suggestions on extended warranty?
Thank you SOOOOOO much for taking your time reading or even responding!!!
I greatly appreciate any comments, thoughts, helps!!!