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Raider 11-19-2012 09:27 AM

Removing Starter from 525i
Do you remove the starter from the top of the engine or the bottom of a 2001 525i?

edjack 11-19-2012 09:29 AM

From the top. Remove the intake manifold for access.

AntsE39 11-19-2012 09:35 AM

The search button is your friend but here you go this might help. i have the M52 engine and I removed my starter from the bottom otherwise your pulling the intake manifold.


bluebee 11-19-2012 12:24 PM

This might help with the DIY:

- Where is the starter motor located (1) & an M52 starter motor DIY (1) (2) & removing the 540i starter motor in one hour (1) & the BMW TIS (1) and an E38 740iL starter motor DIY (1) (2) & how to remove the M52 starter motor without removing the intake manifold (1) (2) & what special tools are needed (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & where is the starter motor relay (1) (2)

Raider 12-05-2012 07:33 PM

Thanks. I did confirm that the starter is good. I did some more searching and found that my ignition key could be the problem for no start/no crank/ no nothing. I went ahead and purchased another key. They told me to try my original key first, wait 10 seconds and try the new key. I did just original key did not start the car. However, after waiting 10 seconds I used the new key and it did start. After this I turned the car off and tried the new key multiple times and it continued to work.

After this, I tried the original key and it started the car. Why is this? Did the original key become inactivated somehow and after the new key was used, it then activated the original key again?

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