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  1. 5 Series
    2005 545i, I think it’s the starter but it doesn’t seem to be bad in terms of getting the car started. when I start my after after going to the store or after I shut it off it has a whirring sound and sometimes almost like a clunk ( hard to explain the sound ) this only happens on starts after...
  2. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi, On May 23rd this year, I was trying to start my BMW e60. I just heard a buzzing sound in the engine bay and it wasn't cranking nor starting. I suspected that my starter was faulty. On May 25th, I contacted a mechanic he told me to knock the starter or put the car in Neutral and push the...
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all, I have just replaced the starter motor in my e53 x5 3.0i, for which I had to take off the intake manifold to access. Now I have put the manifold back on, and I have the TC, ABS, and brake yellow warning lights. I plugged in code reader and got codes P1508, P1504, and P0102. I also get...
  4. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I had to move my BMW 523i 2008 (Steptronic Automatic Transmission) because of the faulty starter. I managed to put it in Neutral and moved the car. But I forgot to put the keyfob and switch on the ignition. Is that okay? Because it popped out an error which is Transmission Faulty.
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I woke up and tried to start my car. It cranked and failed I kept trying and it finally started and I drove but noticed my steering wheel is turned to the right having the bmw logo sideways but I was still driving straight and everything felt okay. I try to turn it off and and then back on but...
  6. 7 Series & 8 Series
    My BMW 745i has been experiencing an unknown issue at first it was the starter changed the starter, then change the alternator, bought a brand new battery car will turn over but would not start please help is a very good car hat for a while no bad history of maintenance issues. Have Kept up on...
  7. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi everyone! I have a BMW 2005 automatic, 2.5i. It has 40,000 miles and I bought it on November. The car was very well maintained and it looks very well. But in the last month I have had some issues. The car began to have some issues and began cranking but it would eventually start after...
  8. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello, I have a 2013 328i rwd n20. My motor recently locked up. I had acess to a complete donor car and decided to pull the engine/ transmission as one from the donor car. Since my vehicle the motor locked up and the crank wouldn’t spin so I just pulled it with the transmission. I put the new...
  9. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi guys. My E36 won't turn over. I can get the starter motor to spin, but it's not engaging for some reason. I live in Toronto. Going down to -17°C tonight plus wind chill. Is there a chance this thing is frozen for some reason, or has it gone bad? I don't know these particulars. So...
  10. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I bought a 550i 2008 from the auction. Car only has 106k miles on it. You turn the car on gauges lights i drive and all comes on and works. Push button to crank and it doesn't do anything. Replaced ivm and valvetronic module due to the module being burnt on circuit board. Battery is working...
  11. General BMW Questions
    Hello to all, 2014 M235i 2WD automatic. many thanks in advance for all the guidance you can provide. My engine does not start : iDrive starts, radio, lights are functionnal. The brake pedal is stiff, trying to push and press the start/stop button gives a "starter/alternator fault" on the...
  12. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I recently bought a 1987 BMW 325i Cabrio with a bad starter, so naturally I replaced it, and now the car starts! But it won’t stop either.. even when I take the key out of the ignition the starter is still spinning with the engine off (it’s a brand new starter and it sounds like one too) the...
  13. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Good day. Hoping if anyone can assist me? My BMW 1 SERIES N52 125i starter remains on after starting and makes a rattling noise. After switching off it wouldn't start again until cooled down. Had 1 starter already completely burnt out and bought a new one. Don't want the new burning out. Is...
  14. 3 Series & 4 Series
    I bought my first BMW yesterday. It’s a 2011 328i. I bought it used from some guy on Facebook so there’s no taking it back to the dealer option. It drove fine all afternoon. Well when I got home my kids wanted to go for a ride in it so we all piled in for the ride. I got a mile down the road n...
  15. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello! My 2017 BMW 320i was involved in a minor front end accident (no radiator damage. just need to replace bumper and airbag), and after having gotten it back, I can't start the car. The battery is charged, but I can't hear the starter working, nothing is going on to even crank the car. I...
  16. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi everyone. M43B18 engine, I have a really annoying issue. First start of the day is just fine, starts perfectly. After driving it (doesn't matter for how long) the car won't start, starter works but it's not turning the engine. Today I had a weird incident: drove for 20min, turned off the...
  17. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    My 2001 e53 clicks one time when I try and start it and that’s all. When I try and jump it it will start but not stay running. I’m just not sure exactly what to check, and or why this would be happening. My battery is good, I don’t think it’s my alternator. I’m thinking it’s my starter or my...
  18. 5 Series
    I am new to the group and would like thank you in advance for help or tips. I have 2009 528i; A few weeks ago realized my alternator was bad, after buying a new battery. I don't use the car often so I didn't fix it right away and drove it a couple times and the battery died again, got a...
  19. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have an 08 528xi and I was jumping my battery from the jump posts in the front of the car from a truck and my friend ended up putting the posi on neg and neg on posi, long story short there was about half a second of welding under my hood and he was quick about it but now the starter won’t...
  20. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello all, I'm somewhat new to these forums and I'm having some problems with my e60 not starting. One morning I hopped in, turned the key, and the car wouldn't start. I have replaced the battery because the other one was dead. I have a diamond key and when I put it in and turn, cluster lights...
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