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Old 09-15-2012, 01:56 PM
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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?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:10 PM
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This is embarrassing sitting here waiting for the tow truck
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:54 PM
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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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Old 09-15-2012, 02:54 PM
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Sorry dude.....any thought of what is wrong
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:57 PM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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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?
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:08 PM
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Sorry to hear bro. Hope it's something minor. You know how these cars can be. Let us know more once you find out.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:15 PM
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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.
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Old 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
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:51 PM
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What happens when alternator dies. Car just stalls and thats it? No codes no nothing?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:19 PM
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What is this part? It sounded like nose was coming from there... Its on both sides of the engine
Starter solenoid?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:19 PM
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Did something get undone when you redid the headliner?

Did they touch the pillars?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:30 PM
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I dont think so. It was fine i was driving and didnt have a problem
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:31 PM
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Starter solenoid?
What it does?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:49 PM
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If alternator is dead will i be able to start the car with another car hooked up or something?
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:03 PM
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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?
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What it does?
It relays a large electric current to the starter. Does the car crank?
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:35 PM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:39 PM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:41 PM
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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
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:52 PM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:53 PM
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Car is at the shop ill check tmrw.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:57 PM
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I am thinking about to sell mine and by camaro 2010 3.6l. I am tired of unknown problem from 7's.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:15 PM
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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
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:17 PM
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he was trying to make u fill better by saying that
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