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Replacing Your BMW Starter
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Replacing Your BMW Starter

Nick Czerula

Time:

5 hours5 hrs

Tab:

$300

Talent:

*****

Tools:

Set of sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, E12 socket (external Torx)

Applicable Models:

BMW 325i Sedan (2006)
BMW 325xi Sedan/Wagon (2006)
BMW 328i xDrive Coupe (2009-13)
BMW 328i xDrive Sedan (2009-11)
BMW 328i xDrive Wagon (2009-12)
BMW 328i/xi Coupe (2007-13)
BMW 328i/xi Sedan (2007-11)
BMW 328i/xi Wagon (2007-12)
BMW 330i/xi Sedan (2006)
BMW 335d/i/xi Sedan (2007-11)
BMW 335i xDrive Coupe (2009-13)
BMW 335i xDrive Sedan (2009-11)
BMW 335i/is/xi Coupe (2007-13)

Parts Required:

Starter motor

Hot Tip:

Work with a cool engine.

Performance Gain:

Reliable and working starter

Complementary Modification:

Replace battery

The engine starter motor is located on left side of engine below intake manifold. It is not the easiest part to access on your BMW. You will have to remove the intake manifold on your E90 to access it. Set aside most of a day to do the repair and see our tech article on removing your intake manifold, so you have the parts you need to reassemble your car the same day. There's nothing worse than being one part shy of being able to get your car running.

When a starter fails, your engine will not start. You may turn the key and attempt to crank the engine but nothing happens or maybe only a few clicks. It is important to be sure your battery is fully charged and in good condition before condemning your starter. The mounting bolts for the starter are made out of aluminum and have to be replaced every time they are removed.

Disconnect negative (-) battery cable. See our tech article on battery replacing.

Remove intake manifold. See our tech article on intake manifold removing.

Working at back of starter, remove 13mm battery positive (+) cable nut.
Figure 1

Working at back of starter, remove 13mm battery positive (+) cable nut. (yellow arrow) Then disconnect electrical lead (green arrow) by pressing spring and pulling off.

Next you will remove the upper starter fastener.
Figure 2

Next you will remove the upper starter fastener. This one if tough. You can use either an E14 (external Torx) wrench or an E14 socket on a flex-head ratchet, the flex-head allows you to clear the firewall. Once you remove the bolt, discard it. This way you don't accidentally re-use it.

Using an E14 socket, remove the lower starter bolt.
Figure 3

Using an E14 socket, remove the lower starter bolt. (green arrow) Once you remove the bolt, discard it. This way you don't accidentally re-use it.

Now you can remove the starter from engine.
Figure 4

Now you can remove the starter from engine. Just pull it out of engine, wiggle it if it is stuck. They usually come right out with no problem. Install starter into engine. Install NEW starter fasteners and tighten. Install electrical connections, do not over-tighten battery positive (+) terminal, stud can break. Reassemble intake manifold and reconnect battery. Check operation of starter, then recheck that all wiring is routed as before.

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Comments and Suggestions:
Doug Comments: 2007 e90 320i I know its not in the US but perhaps you could help.

Yesterday, while starting the car and trying to put it in Reverse, the transmission warning light came on. Turned off the engine and was able to put in gear. Came again later so I took it to the BMW agent. They check the transmission fluid level and tell me its okay. Then they tell me they cannot start the car - there is an issue with the starter. Now they tell me they need to replace the starter motor because the solenoid is damaged. Questions: 1 is the starter motor the issue for the transmission warning, if not what is 2does the whole starter motor need to be replaced or can the solenoid be replaced separately. Thanks in advance.
November 25, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Unsure, there would be a fault code associated with the warning lamp. I would start there.

With your earlier symptoms, I would suspect a transmission position switch as possible cause. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Aza86 Comments: I know my starter is gone .. but is there any reason to replace the water pump at the same time ? Or no need? A local garage has suggested this though can not see why.

Thanks
October 5, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not unless it is leaking or has play int he bearing. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
CrazzzyKevin Comments: I replaced my Starter in my 2006 328i and now my a/c is not blowing. There is power to the Control HEad, and you can hear the vent flaps moving, but no air. Fuses are good, blower, and resister test fine. Any other suggestions?
September 11, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check for fault codes. Unless a fuse was blown, there isn't much else that is nearby the starter that would cause an issue. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Eddie Comments: Any idea on part number for the spring clip on the electrical lead green arrow in first picture ? Spring clip fell in engine bay and can not locate it at all. Any idea on how to find a replacement for this clip ? Thanks !
August 13, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Antonos91 Comments: I have a M3 -2009 e92. Is there possible to use a starter engine from lets say a e92 335i as replacement?
April 17, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: No. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
stephen Comments: BMW 323i E90 2006 turned right car switched off, started drove home switched off started later next morning wont start at all fault shows DScv has failed what could this be
March 15, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: DSC fault means a code is stored. I would start by checking the vehicle for fault codes. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. This will be your best bet when diagnosing.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
SRT Comments: I was wondering from your experience do you think a starter that starts out slow and then gradually gains cranking speed, especially in cold weather, is a sign of a failing starter? When the weather is extremely cold sometimes it seems so slow to start getting up to cranking speed, that it will not start the engine at all. I'm afraid that I am going to get stranded sometime soon but it has never just made a clicking sound and not started at all.
February 18, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: This could be a faulty starter or faulty cables causing excessive voltage drop to the starter. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
tshepho Comments: I parked the car yesterday running but this morning when I tried to start it does not start but show a yellow engine sign on the dashboard and I tried to jump start but nothing. What could be the problem. the car is a bmw E90 2007 model. Could it be the starter but it does not even crank
February 14, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what vehicle you have, It could be a discharged battery, theft issue or a faulty starter. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
tshepho Comments: I parked the car yesterday running but this morning when I tried to start it does not start but show a yellow engine sign on the dashboard and I tried to jump start but nothing. What could be the problem? the car is a BMW E90 2007 model.When I press a start button there it does not even crank. Could it be the starter
February 14, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It could be a discharged battery, theft issue (CAS) or a faulty starter. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
tshepho Comments: I parked the car yesterday running but this morning when I tried to start it does not start but show a yellow engine sign on the dashboard and I tried to jump start but nothing. What could be the problem
February 14, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what vehicle you have, It could be a discharged battery, theft issue or a faulty starter. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Dwade Comments: Hello new to this forum, but I have a 06 325i with 100k miles. I just replaced the battery, but when I push the start button, everything turns on, but all I get is a click and a humming sound. It had a slow start a few times this week, but still cranked. What should be my next trouble shoot?
February 10, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would voltage droop test the battery cables. Sounds like one is bad. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Irvin010 Comments: I will be replacing my starter on a 2006 bmw 330i, should I disconnect the battery first ? I heard if I disconnect it i have to take the car to the dealership so they can reset it or something like that
February 5, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes you should. Otherwise you risk the chance of a short. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Prodre Comments: Hi just got my starter replaced on 06 bmw 325iand now my service engine light is flashing ..it was not on or flashing before the starter went out,now I got this code po301 and po171 need help please!!
January 19, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That is a misfire on cylinder 1 and a fuel trim fault. i would assume something isn't sealed properly or connected wrong. Double check your work. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jbim Comments: Does anyone know what's the tightening torque for the aluminum starter bolts on 2006 BMW 325i e90?

Or where i can find/buy a torque chart for e90?
January 13, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don’t have that info.

I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
atwitsend Comments:

Thanks Nick,
They showed me the valve cover leaking with the engine off using a smoke tester. The valve cover has been leaking for an entire year before the repair was done to the starter and again the car never had any codes pop up until they pulled the intake.
January 6, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Then best bet is to get a second opinion. If the valve cover is leaking, and smoke is seen, it is definitely going to create a mixture problem. A second opinion may confirm a second leak, near the intake. Which then you can return and ask them to repair it as they were just in there. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
atwitsend Comments: I just had my starter replaced and now both banks are running lean.
The shop is trying to tell me it's because my valve cover gasket is leaking but I'm just not buying it! The car never had an issue with codes before they changed the starter. It's an 07 328xi sedan. Please help!
January 5, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It is possible. Have the shop show you when the fuel trim is lean, if at idle it may be a vacuum leak. Have them show you the leak, or ask for a second opinion from another shop. I am sure they won't mind showing you. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Noah Comments: ROB please help me. i have the same issue after replacing the valve. My car was running fine and after i replaced the valve i got the same hesitation to start plus all the lights you mentioned. How did you fix the problem?
January 1, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Assume something is not connected properly. I would start by checking the DME for fault codes. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. This will be your best bet when diagnosing.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Jeffy Comments: I changed the starter on a 2007 e90 without problems except i have poor idle, or small hesitation when i start the car. I give it a few rpm's and the car runs good. I went back to see if I might have missed some connections and found 2 loose sensors hoses. I looked inside the sensor and found that it was completely empty. these hoses are near throttle body to the right,, I do not know the name of part. Need a lil bit of help from you guys,, thank you
November 21, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Those are empty plugs for different engines than your own. Vehicles with variable intake manifolds. I would look in other places for possible misplaced connectors. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Phlickah Comments: I was able to find the problem i forgot to connect the crankshaft sensor right below the starter car started fine, i accidently broke off the bolt that goes connected to sensor! Im gonna have to rethread to get it out!
November 5, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Phlickah Comments: I looked around and everything seems to be connected properly! I do have however a battery symbol! But all the lights work perfect and the car sounds like it wants to turn on! Could it be that the battery needs replacing? And thats why car wont start?
November 5, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You probably left something unplugged, I would look closely at all the connections. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
phlickah Comments: car was working fine before, i ran a diagnostic test and get the following codes P0222,P0123,P0700,P0335,P0102,P1197,P1417
i dont even know where to start, i was told the throttle position sensor but not sure, any help is appreciated.
November 4, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: With so many code pointing to different components, I would start by checking for a loose ground wire or connector that is not seated. Look for a larger connector. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Phlickah Comments: Hi i replaced my starter on my 06' 325i and connected everything back and my car wants to turn on but doesnt! It just chokes 3 to 4 times and doesnt turn on! At times i tried to turn on a it rough starts and turns off! Any help would be greatly appreciated
November 3, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Was it starting before the replacement of the starter motor? If so, look for misrouted wiring or loose hoses. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
johnc1 Comments: going to try it again.
September 22, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Not working. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jay Comments: What can I do to crank the starter before the manifold is back on? I would like to verify the button works before I put it all back together. Would pulling the injector connections be enough?
September 11, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would remove the fuel pump relay and fuse. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jay Comments: Thanks for the response. I have a 2006 325i.
September 9, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You should have aluminum bolts. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
jay Comments: My starter bolts will attract a magnet, which means they cannot be aluminum? This is the first time the starter is out of the car, so they must be original stuff. If they are not aluminum, can I reuse them?
September 7, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: What vehicle do you have? And you are correct, if they stick to a magnet, not aluminum. They could however have been installed incorrectly. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part you should have.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
paul Comments: i have 2006 325i bmw and it wouldnt start up. everything else is working fine. What could be the problem?
September 6, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I can't help without knowing what is missing from the system when you are trying to start it. When your engine doesn’t start you’ll want to check the basics. Check spark, fuel injector pulse and fuel pressure, volume, quality and engine compression. Are there any fault codes? Once you figure out what is missing, it will be easier to diagnose.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Henry Comments: Never mind, I forget to connect the mass air flow sensor electrical connector. Guess I couldn't wait to finish the whole thing. After connect that, the brake issue is gone. Though the engine light is on, I will read it out tomorrow.
Thank you!
August 18, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Henry Comments: Thank you very much for the helpful instruction, I just changed the starter by myself. Can't do it without the instruction.
However, I still have some problem after put everything back. Now, when I hit the brake when stick is in parking or neutral, the tachometer goes up. The harder I press the brake, the more the tachometer goes. And also, the engine service light is on. What wire/cable is possibly disconnected? And I didn't replace the crankcase breather hose, since I don't think I broke it. Could that be the reason?
Thank you very much!
August 18, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check if everything is connected correctly, it also wouldn't hurt to check for fault codes. That would identify an unplugged or mis-connected component. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Beast24 Comments: After installing and putting everything back together when I start the engine should the rpms be shaky at first I had it unused for about a week
July 25, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Something may have been left disconnected. I would check all the wiring and hoses. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Dano Comments: Just completed the job on my '06 330i. Took about 6.5 hours, including 1.5 hours fishing tools out of the engine bay. The only connection to the manifold assembly I had to remove was the crankcase breather hose at the crankcase. Pushing the assembly to the side was enough to give me room to get to the starter. Using E-torx box wrenches was the best way to access the actual starter bolts. After a quarter turn, they could be backed out by hand. Now my E90 starts like new!! Thanks!!!
July 3, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your installation process and experience. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Strictly boost91 Comments: Where do I buy these lame weak bolts I have to replace for intake manifold and starter.?
June 26, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
LoLo Comments: i just had my starter replaced last week and today it started raining and i noticed a small leak on the passenger side under the glove box. I did not have the issue before having the starter replaced. what could be the reason for the leak?by the way I'm a new bmw owner and not familiar with these things
May 14, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like the microfilter housing is misaligned. I would inspect it.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E90/BODY-Cabin_Microfilter_Replacement/BODY-Cabin_Microfilter_Replacement.htm - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Ben Comments: Can you accesss the starter from under the car?
April 22, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: It is removed though the top. You can access it for testing via long probes from below. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Red Bunny Comments: So I am replacing my starter but do I also HAVE to replace my intake manifold or can I reuse the old one? Also why is it that you have to replace the bolts? Why can I not use the same bolts?
March 31, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The bolts are single use aluminum bolts, BMW states they have to replaced each time they are removed. They will fail if reused. The gasket has to be replaced when it is removed as well.- Nick at Pelican Parts  
Comments: Am driving 320d E90, automatic it won't go to highest gears and revs go higher showing a yellow saw toothed sign with exclamation mark, then have to switch the car off and restart what could be the problem?
March 31, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: First check the transmission fluid level to be sure it is correct. Then check the transmission ECM for fault codes. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. This will be your best bet when diagnosing. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
sean Comments: I am glad I came across this. I have been looking into a few different BMW models, and I have definitely had the "turn the key and only hear a few clicks" issue before. I am not saying that this would happen with a BMW if I buy one, but it is good to know there is a resource for fixing this problem on this type of car. I am a big fan of DIY auto repairs, so this is perfect for me.

March 17, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Collin Comments: Rob did you ever figure out what caused your issues because I am having the same exact ones?
January 20, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would voltage drop test the battery cables and check the starter motor function. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Scottb Comments: Thanks for the write up - made a royal pain job do-able. For those getting ready to do this - if you don't own a flex head ratchet you MUST get one prior to starting. I also suggest making sure you have low profile e12 socket - I had a set of deep style sockets and they just don't work for removing that upper starter motor bolt
January 10, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Ken Comments: Thank you for the detailed instructions, just replaced the starter on my 2006 325i. Once the job was completed pushed the start button and everything is working great, could not have done it without your instructions. Thanks again.
December 18, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
rob Comments: I have never been soo stressed in my life! so after installing a new start in the 06 325i, the mechanic says it needs a new crank sensor, bank 1 sensor 1, bank 1 sensor 2, bank 2 sensor 2 and bank 2 sensor 1. he installed everything and I drove it home last night. Today morning when I tried to start it it was idling rough especially in park or neutral. When I turned the car off and tried to restart it it doesn't start! the lights and radio work but there is no instrument pwr and obiosuly no crank,the clock shows it reset. PLEASE HELP NICK, this car is driving me insane and broke.
November 27, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Let's focus on the starting issue. Could be as simple as the connection at the start came off, or a faulty new starter. Have the shop check their work and confirm the starter is receiving the signal to crank the engine. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
rob Comments: I installed the starter on my 2006 325i and now there's a 3-5 sec crank before it starts. The traction light, handbrake light, run flat light and red gear with exclamation light are also on. the car is in some sort of limp mode and doesn't go past the 1st gear. Could someone please help me! I'm pretty sure all the sensors and hoses are in place. I broke one of the crankcase hoses and installed a new one as well. if one of them is not o properly or has a crack would it cause the car to do all this
November 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Assuming something is not connected properly, there will be a fault code to indicate what that may be. I would start by checking the vehicle for fault codes. If multiple systems are not working properly, fault codes will be set. This will be your best bet when diagnosing.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
RaySimp Comments: Hi, thank you for the DIY. What are the torque specs for the aluminum starter bolts and the intake nuts and bolts? Thank you.
September 20, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't have that info handy.
I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
Jimmy Comments: Thanks for this write Nick. Having problems. Found one plug came out. took manifold off to plug back in on back side. I have onther plug with Green ring. I cannot find where that goes. any help please. I labled most of the connector where they went. Must of missed this one and now I am paying for it.
August 30, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Can you share a photo of the connector? Including connector plug and wire colors. Along with your vehicle info. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
toddzilla Comments: Following up on yesterdays post in regards to erratic idle that eventually smooths out a nd plasticky tap noise from engine. Did relearn, still there. Poked around and found that the lower vacuum connection backed out slightly. Didnt hear it. No mil light, however did manage to pull up mafs and missfire codes on cyls 4&5. The noise was thefly by wire throttle body trying to compensate. Pushed connector in fully problem gone. Hope this may be helpful.
August 6, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
toddzilla Comments: Just replaced my starter in my 06 330i. Managed to not break ANY of the plastic hoses.took me around 2 hours..... not too bad at all. I guess it helps being a tech for 30 years. Piece of cake, however noticed an erratic idle and a faint plasticky rattle. I figure that it needs a relearn with my scanner, sincethe battery was disconnected for 3 days.
August 5, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check if you left something loose or a vacuum leak has developed. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
rastaman Comments: hello above in tools required you mention i'll need a e12 socket but in the instruction you say e14 which one do i need? please respond.
July 22, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: (going by memory) I believe the starter is E14, but you may need both for the repair, if removing the intake manifold. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Snayko Comments: Since the procedure of removing intake manifold is pretty tough. I would just unscrew intake and lift it off and a bit aside. Breather hose needs to be disconnected from one sidevalve cover so you will have little space to reach starter of course if you have range of tools. Worked out for me. But on your own risk.
June 30, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for tip. I'd say this is the less invasive way, but leaves for room for risk. as you noted. Thanks again. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Jethro Comments: *intake gasket.

I hate autocorrect.
May 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Got it, no problem. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Jethro Comments: It says in the "parts required" list you only need a starter, but later you say the bolts must be replaced also. Will the new bolts come with the starter, an do you also need a new I take gasket, since it must come off?
May 19, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: The bolts have to be replaced each time the are removed. I will have the parts list updated. Thanks for catching that. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Ramiro Comments: 06 325I, its the electrical connector you labeled in picture 1 with the green
February 26, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: That wire comes from the Car Access Module (CAS), pin 22. There is a bulkhead connector in between, I cannot recall exactly where. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Ramiro Comments: Where does the electrical connector from the starter go? Mine came undone from the other side.
February 23, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Which connection? What year and model is your vehicle? - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Dave Comments: In the tools required you list e12 Torx, but the text mentions e14. Do I need both or is one of them a mis-type?
December 23, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will need both. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mig77075 Comments: yup.. thats what it was. Thank you for your help. now my service engine soon light is on. could it be that I missed a connection? sorry im asking so much.
December 11, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.


I would check what the fault code it. But yes, something could be unplugged. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
mig77075 Comments: Question: I changed the starter and put everything exactly as u showed me.... the manifold, air filter and cabin filter... now my brakes are hard to engage and I get the low engine power light... could both of these issues be connected?
December 7, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check that the brake booster vacuum hose if properly installed. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mig77075 Comments: thanks man... u were right!!!
December 3, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: truncated message - Nick at Pelican Parts  
mig77075 Comments: is there a reason why the starter not come off at all? I removed the hex bolts but cant even wiggle it loose.
November 29, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check to make sure there is no front support bracket on the starter. At times, because of corrosion the starter can semi-weld itself to the bell housing. Tap gently to dislodge. - Nick at Pelican Parts  
Brady Comments: Just like to thank you for this write up and the intake manifold removal write up. Made the job very easy, aside from the crazy clips BMW uses.
August 2, 2013
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help. - Nick at Pelican Parts  

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