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Old 02-19-2014, 01:53 PM
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Thumbs down 1993 e34 no crank no start

I have an issue with 1993 525i sedan, 25k 6cyl, 2.5
I jumped it once and batt was dead, hade some smoke come up from under the bottom of the car, under the hood on the driver side. Started after charging the battery, but not right away, a few cranks. Took it out a few time with no problems. Now will not start.
Tried to jump with 2 different good batteries, just a click, seams behind the driver seat, in the back but no turn of any kind, dashboard lights up as usually, locks work, lights work.
where should I go from here, I am a newby mechanic, but do have common sense, please help.
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Old 02-19-2014, 02:15 PM
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Sounds like the starter went.
Would also check the wiring to it.

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Old 02-19-2014, 03:52 PM
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With a test light, check that the solenoid wire on the starter is getting 12VDC when the key is turned to start. If you do not have a start signal, remove the back seat and pull the GM (General Module.) They will crank and start without the GM...
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