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***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 01:56 PM

Car died
Car died in a middle of the road. No error no nothing i can turn ignition on but cannot start the car. 1 min b4 that it started making noise same as for example ur cutting with the saw or like a dirt bike. Coming from the top of the engine. Any idea?

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 02:10 PM

This is embarrassing sitting here waiting for the tow truck

N62B44 SGM 09-15-2012 02:54 PM

I have no idea man! But mann that sucks! Earlier this year mine died and wouldn't start, just wanted to crank, leaving my gf's house at like almost 1am. I ended up getting home with a tow like before 430am :-( I feel your pain!

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sirstopher 09-15-2012 02:54 PM

Sorry dude.....any thought of what is wrong

Db750 09-15-2012 02:57 PM

Hopefully it's a battery or alternator issue. Pull the codes asap and let us know what's up. Hope it is nothing major; you are one of the guys that really loves their 7.

rkruz 09-15-2012 03:00 PM

very sorry to hear that. Hoping for positive outcome.

The noise sounds ominous. With that sound from top of engine, wild guess, its something like broken valve or timing chain or some other belt. Did you see anything amiss under hood or fluid under car?

iceman5 09-15-2012 03:08 PM

Sorry to hear bro. Hope it's something minor. You know how these cars can be. Let us know more once you find out.

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 04:15 PM

Thx for the support guys i appreciate it and it means a lot. There is no oil or any kinda liquid under car its all good there like i said everything works but it doesnt start.

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 04:19 PM

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What is this part? It sounded like nose was coming from there... Its on both sides of the engine

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 04:51 PM

What happens when alternator dies. Car just stalls and thats it? No codes no nothing?

wjjklj 09-15-2012 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by ***CCCP*** (Post 7076286)
What is this part? It sounded like nose was coming from there... Its on both sides of the engine

Starter solenoid?

sirstopher 09-15-2012 05:19 PM

Did something get undone when you redid the headliner?

Did they touch the pillars?

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 05:30 PM

I dont think so. It was fine i was driving and didnt have a problem

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by wjjklj (Post 7076364)
Starter solenoid?

What it does?

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 05:49 PM

If alternator is dead will i be able to start the car with another car hooked up or something?

Boosejaw 09-15-2012 06:03 PM

If alternator is bad, you would see a bunch of warning lights and your car would be running on the battery
Did the car die in traffic or while starting up?

wjjklj 09-15-2012 06:30 PM


Originally Posted by ***CCCP*** (Post 7076383)
What it does?

It relays a large electric current to the starter. Does the car crank?

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 06:35 PM

Car doesnt crank. It does exactly same as you would try to start it without putting ur foot on the bpedal. I didnt have xmas lights on my dash. Electrical part is ok. So if its not alternator then what.

Khabar 09-15-2012 06:39 PM

sorry to hear that.I feel your pain. My car died on me once when i was 200 miles away from home. I had to tow it back home. I hope it will be quick and inexpensive fix.

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 06:41 PM

What was the problem? Anything like mine? Lol yeah it was actually pretty bad every person who went by made a comment. 90% of them thought car was couple years old. Lol

Khabar 09-15-2012 06:52 PM

mine was different it was started as engine power reduced,then i disconnected battery and after that i did not start. I was faulty DME. I took for 3 months to find out what was wrong. Try to open oil refill cup and see if timing chain is intact or it loose.

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 06:53 PM

Car is at the shop ill check tmrw.

Khabar 09-15-2012 06:57 PM

I am thinking about to sell mine and by camaro 2010 3.6l. I am tired of unknown problem from 7's.

***CCCP*** 09-15-2012 07:15 PM

Lol. What pisses me off is car doesnt tell what the hell is the problem it could say in the idrive something like
* dude ur alternator/ fuel pump/ battery is facked now u need to bend over and pay for it oh an btw dont try to reset anything as it wont fix itself*
But actually while i was in the tow truck going to the shop with the driver i asked him if he tows a lot of german cars. He said they are usually american or jap, and most of the time range rover and jag lol. Bmw and mb ones a month

Khabar 09-15-2012 07:17 PM

he was trying to make u fill better by saying that:)

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