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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 12-02-2017, 03:50 PM
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Hi!

I have some trouble figure out the error on my bmw x6 2011..

What happens is that when I press the start button, the starter turns very slowly, and wont start.
It turns 2 times and stops.

I have unscrewed the starter and tested it, nothing wrong with it.

Has also measured the power down to the starter, and nothing was wrong either.

Has also replaced the battery since the previous one was bad. Ofc original and programmed to the car.

Someone had similar problems?

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:10 AM
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:18 AM
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:53 AM
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Check the ground strap to the block. Your original post had no information beyond the symptom. Your edited is only slightly better.
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My first post was about the starter that didnt kick in.
Found the fault and fixed that problem.(see picture)
Now the starter runs very slowly, and the car won't start.

Gonna check it out !
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:21 PM
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Check the voltage while you're cranking, that's the only way you'll know for sure if the power supply is adequate.
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Old 12-04-2017, 02:38 PM
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Check the ground strap to the block. Your original post had no information beyond the symptom. Your edited is only slightly better.
Finally fixed the problem!
It was the ground cable to the motor!

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Finally fixed the problem!
It was the ground cable to the motor!

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Where is the ground strap? I am having very same problem. Car died at a light after vigorous drive and now won't start. Battery new and full. ISTA/D has nothing of value. All codes related to battery removal/testing. When I try to start everything work, starter engages, but doesn't have enough juice to start. Motor turns once then stops. Any insight is appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:59 AM
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Hello!
The cable is on the right side in the engine room, standing in front of the car.
You have to lift up the car too reach the cable from underneath.
It's kinda clumsy too reach it, but you will fix it ***x1f642;
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The cable is on the right side in the engine room, standing in front of the car.
You have to lift up the car too reach the cable from underneath.
It's kinda clumsy too reach it, but you will fix it ***x1f642;
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How do people actually access the nut on the engine? From what I can tell the only way is from the top and its pretty well covered. When mine failed I cleared out the half I could reach and then ran my own ground straps to locations I could actually reach.
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Is this common for East-coast cars due to harsh winter (aka salted road) only?
I never seen it around here in PNW
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Ground strap was fine. Engine seized. It was pretty easy to replace as I was dropping the sub-frame with the motor and transmission.

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DAMN!

I'd rather have the ground strap be the issue....
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DAMN!

I'd rather have the ground strap be the issue....
Me too! But for a few grand I'm about to reset my odometer to zero. I'm doing all fluids and services as I put it back together. But hoping for a brand new drive train. Here is my sub frame after I cleaned it up.

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Nice pics, but what am I missing here? What do you mean by "But for a few grand I'm about to reset my odometer to zero. I'm doing all fluids and services as I put it back together. But hoping for a brand new drive train."

If it was all warranty work, you wouldn't be wrenching on it yourself, so I don't get it at all...
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Nice pics, but what am I missing here? What do you mean by "But for a few grand I'm about to reset my odometer to zero. I'm doing all fluids and services as I put it back together. But hoping for a brand new drive train."

If it was all warranty work, you wouldn't be wrenching on it yourself, so I don't get it at all...
I have no warranty or CPO. I have no way to prove that the car was serviced regularly. I bought it with 55k. So for what will end up costing me about the same money (I would have had to pay an unknown percentage of the dealership bill) I'm servicing the entire drive line, not just replacing the short block.

BMW would do the least amount of work or service possible if they did the job. They would top off any fluids that they couldn't capture and reuse, but that is about it.

I'm not only replacing the motor but all of the fluids and servicing everything along the way. Like the differential fluids, transfer case, the hydraulic reservoir (this is also the filter), trans fluid, flushing and servicing aux radiators, servicing turbos, motor/trans mounts, etc..... They would do none of this. So I am truly coming out of this with a new drive line with zero miles.
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Are you getting a complete, brand-new engine? If so, how much?

As well, and I'm not saying this to piss in your cereal, but that's not a brand new drive-line. Still the same tranny/t-case and diffys.
Kudos on replacing all the fluids, that certainly is a good thing. And nice work on the sub-frame as well!!!

I've become jaded with German vehicles now. The X6 had under-warranty issues with coil packs, water pump and other stuff, truck's only at 45k miles & sits in a garage down in FL 9 months a year.
We also own an ML350BT with low mileage that's already gone through $5k in under-warranty repairs.
Done a bunch of deletes on it and are hoping for the best.
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Are you getting a complete, brand-new engine? If so, how much?

As well, and I'm not saying this to piss in your cereal, but that's not a brand new drive-line. Still the same tranny/t-case and diffys.
Kudos on replacing all the fluids, that certainly is a good thing. And nice work on the sub-frame as well!!!

I've become jaded with German vehicles now. The X6 had under-warranty issues with coil packs, water pump and other stuff, truck's only at 45k miles & sits in a garage down in FL 9 months a year.
We also own an ML350BT with low mileage that's already gone through $5k in under-warranty repairs.
Done a bunch of deletes on it and are hoping for the best.
You are an amazing help. The way you share your vast knowledge to help others is really fantastic. I'm certain if I look back at your last 98 posts they will all impart the same insight into the workings of BMWs and helping others solve problems. Thank you for your selfless efforts and giving your time.
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My god, but you're a sensitive one. Only child too?

Tell you what; In the future, post what you want as a response (evidently, all pats on the back and no reality). I'll copy/paste it up lickety split for ya!
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My god, but you're a sensitive one. Only child too?

Tell you what; In the future, post what you want as a response (evidently, all pats on the back and no reality). I'll copy/paste it up lickety split for ya!
awww. Too close to the mark? Yep, I've read your garbage. You've never helped anyone. Feel free to read my history. I am part of the solution, not the problem. Good luck and keep your worthless opinions to yourself until you have any little bit of knowledge. Other than dealer repair cost. You seem to be an expert. thanks again!
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Whatever you say bud. You're truly a gift to society and this forum.

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Whatever you say bud. You're truly a gift to society and this forum.

BTW, you dropped your pacifier
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