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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 08-26-2011, 06:16 AM
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E39 523i Starter

My starter has malfunctioned in my 5 series. Apparently the plastic gear inside the starter is damaged. I am looking for a new starter and came across this one on ebay. Can you guys tell me if this would definitely fit in my e39?


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Old 08-26-2011, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by roboman View Post
Can you guys tell me if this would definitely fit in my e39?
It's a courtesy to the readers if, when you post ephemeral ebay links, that you also simply add the screenshot.

Takes only seconds to do and it shows that you are courteous to others.

Personally, I can't tell you 'if' it will fit - but it certainly says it will.

So why do you doubt it?

Meanwhile, see these links for the DIY:
- Where is the starter motor located (1) & an M52 starter motor DIY (1) (2) & 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)

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