What could be the problem February 14, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what vehicle you have, It could be a discharged battery, theft issue or a faulty starter. See our tech article on Remove intake manifold. Don't use an 11mm wrench or you will probably strip the bolt and make your life hard, like I did. I hit it a lot and still nothing. Good luck to you, and if you find this post helpful please let me know. Prior to that i jump started a car.
Turned off the engine and was able to put in gear. It is important to be sure your battery is fully charged and in good condition before condemning your starter. Last time it did it about 5 days passed and it miraculously started again. Any ideas what the problem might be. How do you get around this? So you can remove the starter without completely removing the manifold.
Next morning it dropped below freezing overnight and the sun was still set by the time we had to wake up and leave for work. Doesn't require any tools besides a ratchet set. I have checked the battery and all connections, etc. Need a lil bit of help from you guys,, thank you November 21, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Those are empty plugs for different engines than your own. But after running it for a bit and when it is hot, It won't crank at all. Is there enough room at the firewall? Check if the starter has a signal to run when it shouldn't.
If present, the starter is likely faulty. Very tight working area, defo buy some ratchet spammers with a flexible head!! I live in Europe for the last few years. June 30, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for tip. I went to an auto parts store and the battery, starter and alternator all passed. That night I put the air flow system parts back on, the cabin filter tray, etc. I looked inside the sensor and found that it was completely empty.
September 20, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't have that info handy. Disconnect negative - battery cable. Hope the article was helpful. My battery was just replaced so im just so lost. I can't help without knowing what is missing from the system when you are trying to start it. Buy an etorx socket set from Harbor Freight and then weld a piece of angle iron to the e-12 socket, makes doing the job a lot easier. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
September 2, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your repair process and experience. If that doesn't fit, you may need to grab a repair manual, then use the wiring in it to figure it out. I would check what the fault code it. I saw a video on youtube of a guy that had to use a e14? Get something slim-line, like a Mac or Snap-On. If you want to remove your intake manifold to ease access, see our Pelican Parts technical article on Removing the Intake Manifold.
September 18, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like the battery is discharged. You can do it without taking off the manifold. It's an 07 328xi sedan. Grab a repair manual from our site. My question is this: I have a 2003 325i that decided not to start suddenly a few days back.
Sounds like one is bad. On most rear wheel drive manual transmission models, you can access the starter from below. The only connection to the manifold assembly I had to remove was the crankcase breather hose at the crankcase. I can't imagine dropping the automatic transmission. You are already there might as well do it.
You cannot access the alignment pin from above without the intake manifold removed. After the first start the car will fire up no problems for the rest of the day. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. Finally, how about making a starter motor that fails after less than 70,000 easy garage-kept miles? Only way to know is to test voltage to the starter. Excellent fit, secure performance, and robust framework are the major qualities of Bosch's original equipment starter. Once you figure out what is missing, it will be easier to diagnose.