Car not cranking over

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Car not cranking over

Post by Johnr32 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:23 am

Just tried to start the z4 and it's not even cranking the starter motor. The lights turn on as normal but when I turn the key the starter motor doesn't even turn one bit.

The car is a e85 3.0, any help will be highly appreciated.

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Post by R60BBA » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:30 pm

Dead battery?
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Post by RustyZ4 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:14 pm

Sounds more like starter motor if the lights are all coming on etc, my sons 3.0 E85 did this the other week, and his wouldn't even crank tapping it with a hammer
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Post by Chris1981 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:20 pm

I'd suspect starter too... low battery would try to start, tick and flicker all the lights on the instrument cluster.

you could try bump starting it if it's a manual, if it fires up easily it's almost certainly the starter.

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Post by Johnr32 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:36 pm

I'd suspected it was, I've ordered a new Bosch unit. Hopefully that fixes it. Just been reading on here and it seems to be a very common problem as they go without much or any warning.

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Post by DMC63 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:54 pm

Starter motor? IF IT'S MANUAL Give it a bump as others have said. Mine went a few days ago. No warning, just silence when I turned the key :tumbleweed:
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Post by bz4kev » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:21 pm

As above definitely starter motor mine went last week new bosch starter motor all sorted now 👍🏻
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Post by adam04 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:51 pm

Sounds like a starter motor issue, few threads around recently about people having issues. Theres a how-to thread on how to change it yourself and you can pick up a motor from Eurocarparts fairly reasonably.
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Post by Johnr32 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:26 pm

Ok, fitted a new starter motor and ignition switch didnt fix this, ended up being a faulty key..

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