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: Starter cranks two times and stops

12-23-2005, 09:42 AM
I have this interesting starting problem on an E36 M3. For about a week when I turn the ignition the car will not start but the check light, abs light, etc come on and the door locks lock. I do this a couple time and it will fire up. Now I have another new problem in that the starter cranks two times and stops even though I am holding the key to crank the starter. I do this again and it only cranks two times. I will charge the battery later but wondering if anyone has had this problem.


12-31-2005, 03:02 PM
sounds like a bad starter or relay maybe?