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Old 07-18-2019, 03:28 PM
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Getting worried

Greetings, all!

It has been a long time since I've had to post in here (thankfully), but I have returned with a couple of issues.

First off: when turning my key, I can hear a 'whirring' engine of sorts but no turn over. When I turn key back to off and try again, the engine will actually turn on -- does this sound like that solenoid starter motor thing?

Further, I ran my diagnostics and found P0444 -- is this likely a separate issue or is this playing directly into the aforementioned?

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Old 07-18-2019, 06:57 PM
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Not sure I understand the whirling noise, but the P0444 code would not have anything to do with that. The Evap code does come on with low voltage on the battery, so I would check that out 1st.

Long time no see!
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:48 PM
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Maybe whirling is not the proper description: it sounds like a power drill that's left on. I turn the key back to off and crank it on again and it turns on just fine. I read something similar on a diff model sub forum that mentioned.

I have been looking around on here and have found a few 'failing starter' topics that make me wonder if mine is about to crap out. Those ones all seems to mention bad bendix and something about the solenoid not catching the flywheel--the descriptions of account all sound similar to mine although not for E63.

I think I found the proper TIS for this but would like a little help.

As previously described, I'm only getting the P0444 error (although it disappears here and there.)

j.

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Old 07-21-2019, 10:31 PM
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Maybe this dreadful thing:

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...unting/Avey5t7

It seems straight froward...
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:35 PM
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The starter solenoid can cause that sound if it is not engaging. I would check all of the wires going to the starter & solenoid before removing the starter, as it is a PITA to remove. Check the voltage at the jump terminal under the hood, to make sure you have the proper voltage before removing the starter.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:56 PM
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anything below 12 v is bad right?
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:53 AM
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yes. Turn your headlights on, then turn the ignition on without cranking the engine. If the votage is below 12 volts try charging the battery, or replace it.
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