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Old 09-09-2014, 12:34 AM
daze190 daze190 is offline
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Help !! I have a dead 730

I was driving home from work tonight on the motorway at 70mph (honest officer ) when I started getting a chirping noise, I turned off the stereo so I could hear it better but the DTC warning light came on, the steering became stiff ( very scary on a bend at speed ) and the engine cut out ! I coasted for a while then pulled up on the hard shoulder, I then tried to restart it but nothing wouldn't even crank I could however hear a faint ticking more like a relay than the starter motor, I got it towed home plugged in my obd2 reader but no codes ??
I have noticed that when I press the start button the electric steering wheel stops moving and doesn't carry on moving until I take my foot off the brake ?
Any help would be amazing as new to BMW coming over from the dark side (merc ) it is a 2006 730d sport
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:04 AM
GaryOzBMW GaryOzBMW is offline
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Don't know for sure, but I'd say that's a battery problem. If you haven't had issues before, then I'd have the alternator checked. Hopefully somebody with more experience will provide a better answer.



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Old 09-09-2014, 11:43 AM
daze190 daze190 is offline
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even after connecting it to my merc with over 14 volts it still won't crank over :'(
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:55 AM
GaryOzBMW GaryOzBMW is offline
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That sucks. You may need to get an auto electrician to check it out, sorry that I don't know more to assist.


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Old 09-20-2014, 12:38 PM
daze190 daze190 is offline
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Ok So after fitting a new starter motor and re sync'ing the keys I finally got it going and its not good

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Old 09-20-2014, 04:39 PM
GaryOzBMW GaryOzBMW is offline
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Power and starter sound good. Could be fuel delivery problem, if there is a smell of fuel then I'd have the spark system checked.


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Old 09-20-2014, 06:08 PM
HaroldFCallahan HaroldFCallahan is offline
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God damn. I thought that was a diesel for a minute there.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 AM
daze190 daze190 is offline
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It is a diesel
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