Last post on Apr 02, 2013 at 6:20 PM
You are in the BMW 5-Series
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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#79 of 83 Re: throttle problem 2006 bmw [trwcert]
Jan 31, 2013 (8:35 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 83 Re: throttle problem 2006 bmw [saps]
by kirstie_h HOST
Feb 01, 2013 (12:31 pm)
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 83 mechanic
Feb 19, 2013 (4:17 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 83 Can someone please help
Mar 18, 2013 (7:26 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 83 Re: Can someone please help [mistersc]
Apr 02, 2013 (6:20 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.