Check spark, fuel injector pulse and fuel pressure, volume, quality and engine compression. Difficult job if you don't know your way around an e46, I would say double the time if you've never done a big job before. This is somewhat of an involved job in itself. A pneumatic wrench helps make the job go a little faster. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Some of the common threads I found mentioned that they noticed their water pump went bad after one of the following components in their cooling system also failed; thermostat, radiator, or head gasket. I removed the starter and took it in to be tested and it passed.
Voltage drop test the battery cables to the starter and battery. But apart from that there Is no response, it doesn't even seem like it tries to crank. What's the safest way if any to test that the starter works once the start is in with the intake manifold off. September 27, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Does the engine crank? June 12, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would think you have a voltage drop issue. I got them tight to the pint where it felt like they were ready to break.
The following photos show the intake manifold removed for clarity. It is easier from below. June 10, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be the starter. The rest is easy just wire removal, and maneuvering the start out. Thanks for the additional info and feedback. I had same problem last year and couldn't start until end of spring when gets warmer. There doesn't seem to be anything that's making a draw on the system when the car is off and the battery doesn't seem dead.
I don't care how much of the engine I will take it out. Drove it around for like 10 minutes and came back, tried to start it and didn't work. You are already there might as well do it. If electrical current is not available at either of those terminals, then the no-start condition is caused by an electrical or electronic failure and not necessarily by the starter motor. Be sure the key is removed from the vehicle.
Unscrew the oil dipstick bracket and pull the whole pipe out of the engine casing a real puzzle to get out and back in 7. This would remove the neutral safety switch possibility right? All good info posted here, though! You're only letting the rear hang down a bit, not removing it from the car. If you want to remove your intake manifold to ease access, see our Pelican Parts technical article on Removing the Intake Manifold. Could this lead to my vehicle struggling to start? Or it has excessive voltage drop. Fuel lines are rubber and simply slide onto nipples on either end of the filter.
I took a bit that was just slightly oversize of the guide hole on the starter and drilled it out. Has anybody had a similar situation? Se40 and Se5c indicated steering angel sensor. Remove the four 13mm transmission mount fasteners. I have an 03' E46 325i, yesterday when I go to start the car, it seemed like it hesitated, almost like it struggled to crank. To test the starter itself, you need to make sure that full battery current is available at the main starter terminal B+ and that battery current is switched on at the small starter terminal when the ignition switch is engaged.
I just replaced the battery with a new one, but the issue continues. The wrench was the perfect length to be able to take out both bolts. Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak One of two things usually will happen: either it will become noisy, or it will start leaking coolant. When the brake pad is worn enough, it scrapes the plastic off the sensor until it erodes the wire causing an open circuit, triggering off the light. And of course sometimes the engine starts. I have a 2000 328i that has an intermittent no-start issue. September 18, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like the battery is discharged.
I thought I had a bad starter as it spins but it never engages. Thanks for your web page and the great details. Very pissed at this stage i did some research and found out that it is the most common problem that the voltage regulator wears out over time and that : 1. What is the easiest way? You need to access it from below, take the chassis cover off, and then according to my Haunes manual move a few more things and the prop shaft from memory , it also says something about lowering the gear box by 5cm. If it went flat and you just replaced it, you're doing it wrong. Secondly to remove the starter is it e12 only? I could not see the Bentley way and the two other options looked risky to me. Find how right I had a very similar issue a couple weeks ago on my e39.
I would perform a fuel delivery system test. After that i turned it off and went to start it again then the ticking sound started any help?? I went out and purchased a set of mini-flexhead ratcheting wrenches. I hope I never need to do it but if I have to one day and if it is possible to do it from the top, I am not getting under the car. Grab a repair manual from our site. Then monitor the start signal from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid. August 8, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It could be. Last time I wanted to forget the operation.
Without a doubt the issue is with the starter as i was able to clutch start the car with no problem. Coolant Leak from Radiator It is not uncommon for the to develop a coolant leak. It won't start and barely hearing any cranks. Glad I didn't break the bell housing. There is 2 codes whwn I scanned while car was off. I'd like to find and fix the cause before I put everything back together if not the starter. February 19, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you have all of the terminals connected, you can manually activate the solenoid with battery volts the small start signal wire.