: Starter gone out?

10-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Put gas in my wifes 89 535I last night, got in turned the key, and the starter made a griding sound. Tried it again and still grinding. Third time turned the key, just clicks. Towed it home, I'm already thinking the starter went out, but do you think by chance it blew a fuse or relay? If so where are they located so I can check. It looks like this is a pain in the A$$ to change. Any help would be appreciated. We bought the car about a month ago, so were still finding little problems with it.

bimmer dot info
10-15-2008, 07:04 AM
Load and voltage test the battery. If it is ok check the starter solenoid.

10-16-2008, 10:24 AM
Turns out it was the starter. Took it to an electrical shop , they pulled the starter, and the cone on the front of the starter had broken off, and was jammed in the flyweel. He put a new started in, installed out the door $325. didn't think that was too bad.