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Old 04-14-2018, 08:40 PM
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428i not starting

I have a 2014 428i coupe. I parked it last night, no issues. When I tried to start it this afternoon, it didn't with a error code "Chassis Stabilization (ABS)". Plus the brake pedal is stiff; it depresses very little (if any). Can anyone assist? Thanks

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Old 04-15-2018, 03:07 PM
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A mechanic will have to read the codes. The brake pedal would be stiff with no engine assist. Was the car in an accident?
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:16 PM
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No accident. The car had ZERO issues when I parked it.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:26 PM
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Assuming it is not out of fuel it'll have to be towed. Unless you know a good mechanic that does home calls.

Reason I asked is that ressurected auto auction cars can have mysterious maladies.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:32 AM
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:37 AM
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possible the brake interlock is not disengaging? try pressing the brake pedal really hard and then starting, if the residual brake pressure is gone, you might not be depressing the brake far enough to allow the car to start
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:35 PM
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it was my starter when that happened to me with my 08 E92. just a click click click when i hit the start button and the brake pedal was stiff
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:58 PM
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go smack the starter with a wrench, if you can get a clean shot at it. May have the selinode (?) stuck
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:08 AM
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Clogged Drains

I took my car to the dealership. It was a bad alternator that in turn damaged the battery.
Upon further inspection the conduit from the alternator to the battery was the culprit. It was damaged causing a short circuit. Debris, mainly leaves, had clogged the drains.

I wash my car once a week and had noticed that every time I park my car after a wash, a huge puddle accumulated below. Initially I thought that it was an oil leak. I couldn't figure out where the water was collecting.

Long story short....debris clogged the drains, water accumulation led to bacteria that eroded the conduit exposing wire.

Lessons learnt: I should have followed up on the fact that every time that I washed my car, it was obvious that there were drainage issues

Alternator Replacement $1300
Battery Replacement $ 350
Conduit Replacement $950

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Old 04-26-2018, 11:25 AM
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Ugh! Sorry for your troubles.

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