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Re: Starter problem (archive)

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Posted by adam p on June 20, 2000 at 05:31:27:

In Reply to: Re: Starter problem posted by ///Martin on June 20, 2000 at 01:00:01:

: I have had exactly the same problem, since I bought my car in December. It comes intermittently, everything lights up, but the starter doesn't turn over. The fusible link in the trunk, about one foot from the battery, is intact (check yours, they can crack; the secondary lead that they are in supplies power directly to the starter, unlike the main cable that supplies the rest of the car). It might be the ignition switch, I am unsure of the exact wiring there. I have not ever had it happen at the mechanic's, so I wait for a permanent fix.

: I have taken to parking the car in a favourable spot to let it drift, so I can bump-start in case of it happening. I too wondered if it were the alarm system (Alpine unit, remote locking and alarming), but have come to the conclusion that it is probably not the culprit.

: : OK this is my problem 1988 E30 M3, 104,000 miles Sidewinder alarm system (this may be the problem) From time to time starter will not engage--car won't start. All dash lights come on, fuel pump,etc. all work engine won't crank over. Some whirring sound and soft click from engine bay but no strong engaging noise from starter. Then after many tries and cyclling the alarm (off, on ,off) try restart still nothing. Then just as strangly try the next day and it starts right up. No predictablity. Battery is good and about 4 months old. AAny ideas or similar problems? I'll take best gueses at this point. Thanks in advance.

i to have the same problem some times.. about twice a month.. i have yet to figure it out also and well i am waiting for THAT permant fix.. good luck..

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