Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#74 of 89 Re: Car Will Not Start - HELP!! [michaelmig]
Nov 13, 2012 (1:52 pm)
I'm experiencing the same thing. Mechanic says battery, alternator, starter all good. Turn the key and dash lights up, radio, lights, etc. all work fine, but turn the key and it is absolutely dead. No clicking, nothing. I welcome any feedback or suggestions anyone has. 2005 BMW 525i, 2.5 litre v6.
#75 of 89 Re: Flashing messages 5301 won't start [strom3]
Dec 01, 2012 (7:10 pm)
We are having this same issue with my car. Was wondering if you figured out what was wrong. My husband changed the oil and the car worked fine. Then he tried to reset the service light and now my car won't start and it's flashing all kinds of errors.
Any help or advice would be great!
Thanks so much!
#76 of 89 throttle problem 2006 bmw
Dec 21, 2012 (4:38 pm)
I have 06 525 bmw and the starter went out.. replaced it and had a local experienced import mechanic do that.. but my husbands friend pulled the old starter off and the throttle or gas pedal wont work now.. the car starts and runs but jumps and sputters. I press the gas pedal and nothing... The mechanic said he doesnt know???? So I told him to bring me the car back. Now its sitting here and starts but I cant drive it. All sorts of warnings and reduced power lights come on... Any help???? Or should I just junk it??? : (
#77 of 89 2005 BMW 525i e60
Jan 30, 2013 (8:08 am)
The car labors when starting after a lengthy stop, engine seems to labor when starting but eventually after a 'whooshing' sound' does start. Thereafter, it starts perfectly. The only proble is in the mornings or after a few hours when I wish to restart example a few hours later when it is cooled off a bit.
The starter turns but not the engine immeditely. If there are other queries to understand the problem better, please feel free to ask.
#78 of 89 Re: throttle problem 2006 bmw [hairspice1]
Jan 31, 2013 (3:52 am)
have you still got the car? I can replace throttle cable.
#79 of 89 Re: throttle problem 2006 bmw [trwcert]
Jan 31, 2013 (7:35 am)
Hi, Where are you situated so that I could bring it to?
I am in Midrand Johannesburg,
So you say it is the throttle cable? right?
How long is this job?
#80 of 89 Re: throttle problem 2006 bmw [saps]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 01, 2013 (11:31 am)
Well, that's probably not going to work out, since the other member isn't in your area. Nice offer, but given that our forums have participants from all over the world, the chances of two members being close enough to give each other hands-on assistance are slim.
#81 of 89 mechanic
Feb 19, 2013 (3:17 pm)
my 2004 bmw 5 series deseil is getting no power to injector and having faults code 4a63:ews tampering when i got it diagnose any possible solutions
#82 of 89 Can someone please help
Mar 18, 2013 (6:26 pm)
I just got stuck on the road in snow for the first time with my 2007 525i. 5 months ago I replaced the battery with a 3rd party battery at the car was struggling to start and battery was old. the mechanic did not program any computer to the replaced battery but it didn't seem to be a problem. Since then, car cranks a little harder to start than original battery but i didnt think much of it. today it cranked and didn't start. the starter switch then seemed to stay on even as i pulled the key out of the car, it was almost as if the engine was still running with the car off. now i think it was closer to the starter motor running continuously without the key in it. after 20 minutes, burning smell and all stopped. i think i burned out the starter and am very concerned that i have a bigger repair on my hands. do i need to change to orignal bmw battery and starter and starter motor and IVM? can my local mechanic still fix this or do i need to go to the bmw dealer and pay a lot of money to fix this? please help.
#83 of 89 Re: Can someone please help [mistersc]
Apr 02, 2013 (5:20 pm)
You've probably resolved this by now, but at least with the newer model years, if you replace the battery and don't inform the computer, it tailors the charging logic as if it had an old battery, and it may not provide a new battery's full capabilities. It also makes a big difference in the charging routine about the specific AHr rating of the battery you install - the car needs to know.
The starter motor is not designed to run continuously, and I'm surprised it lasted 20-minutes before burning out! The manual on many cars talk about if it doesn't start in say 30-seconds, wait quite awhile before trying again to allow it to cool off. The starter motor continuing to run could be a bunch of things from a bad ignition switch to a sticky solenoid valve or a short. The mechanics of replacing it shouldn't be beyond a good mechanic, but most won't have the ability to reprogram the vehicle to a new battery. Batteries do not like to be deep discharged in general...unless designed for it, each deep discharge decreases the overall life, maybe to zero, if the current load is high enough andoverloads things warps things.