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Old 11-12-2012, 07:50 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
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You will need a flatbed transporter -- do not let them tow it -- to the dealer or your trusted BMW specific indy wrench. Probably just a broken bendix spring (the thingy that engages and disengages your starter motor drive from/to the teeth on the rim of the flywheel) but the starter still has to be removed and so the labor is the same, but the part will be less than a rebuilt starter motor. However, the BMW starter motors themselves are not noted for their robustness either -- so don't be surprised if the wrench tells you you need to replace yours. Good luck and let us know what it turned out to be.
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