There are two types of starters for the E36: pre-1996 and 1996+. I used helicoils on the ears to create my own threaded holes. The tip on one is straight like an awl while the other three are bent in a few different ways for maximum leverage. It is indeed a long process that requires patience, my suggestion is to have someone else do it if you can afford to. The both should be the same for both. I've been told it's my starter and some bolt or gear not retacting.
I've gone through the top and have the intake manifold off. With the nut and wave washer removed, the pulley should pull off the shaft by hand. I know how great it is to Google something when it goes wrong and get results, and even better pictures! Remove the solenoid valve by pulling it out and up from its mounting bracket no screws , this valve comes out with the large hose to the engine disconnected in step 3 and a short hose to the heather valve, disconnect the electrical connector to the solenoid. Price on Request 88 88 6 112 250 New Number: 83 30 0 490 856 Head Bolt Socket, E12 torx with holding ring. This is a useful tool for setting Camber angles back to pre repair setting after dismantling and re-assembling of the suspension or struts and is an ideal track day companion.
Instead, it has reinforced mounting ears 2-3x the thickness of the pre-1996 version. I recommend the purchase of a new pulley just in case it is not possible to remove the pulley from the old alternator with tools on hand. And it was so tight, that using a 12 point wrench started to strip it. I have tested the battery and it is perfectly fine, and I have recently upgraded the alternator as it was faulty. With fixing clamp for a firm hold on the spark plug. This Job should take about 4 to 5 hours. If you happen to strip the bolts, good luck, cause it just became 1000% more difficult.
I have a 95 325 and I have the one with the braket. When posting an submission for a theme day, please tag the submission with the appropriate link flair. Obviously this car will never again go on the street. The more information you provide the more specifics we can provide. This Bushing Master Kit comes complete with all the proper components to efficiently get the job done right. The correct socket i believe a 16mm for the front and a small ring spanner for the torx bolt behind the starter i think a 9mm ring spanner fits the torx bolt but this is from memory 9.
Remove the harness and carefully place aside toward the back of the engine compartment behind the right side strut tower. September 11, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: See this tech article: - Nick at Pelican Parts 1994bmw318i Comments: There are 2 different starters for the e36: Pre-1996 and 1996+. What is the problem to this? It is a very tight place however it can be done. Everything from low coolant messages, engine misfires, transmission temperatures, light bulb failures, brake pad replacement, and so much more. They r a pain in the arse to do and we always replace them with the threaded bolt holes starter.
I am left to believe this could only be the starter. This is very important, as live current is connected to the starter at all times. But, my luck started turning. Also Mercedes-Benz engine M156 and M276. Take your U joint apart.
The E30 battery is shown in the upper inset. . Connect the positive terminal first followed by the negative. I think yours may be a chain! Comes equipped with a 14mm Threaded Rod and Press Nut. If you're taking out the transmission, removal of the starter is easy. You'll want to be careful with the shift linkage also. I didn't let it start because of fear of how to shut it off , starter must be good , battery new , relay new , fuses all good , new key , power in car and headlights work good.
You get one 8mm hex bit, and one 16mm socket. June 13, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info. You need to voltage drop test the cables and ground to the engine from the battery and also to the starter. Fits most vehicles with M10, M20, M30, M42, M44, M50, M52, M54, M56, M70, S14, S38, S50, S52 and S70. I was not able to use a torque wrench on the starter mount bolts because of limited access. Schwaben pliers are designed around comfort and keeping them clean.
I'm not able to see and don't know if all these wires end up in one bundle or if they can be unlugged someplace deep inder the dash? March 20, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Few questions, you have power at the large cable? It's under the manifold, or you can reach it by removing the transmission too. This Lisle kit impressed me in that it very firmly attaches to the spring. Look through our tech articles. A replacement starter motor can be bought from Euro car parts see If the suggestions above don't solve the problem, you might consider high resistance in the heavy gauge cable power circuit from battery to starter. I'm not sure if I mist match the one of the two small wires, Txs! July 13, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the input on this one. I need to clean and lightly lub the solenoid I think,but how in the hell do I get at the dam starter. You will have to remove the intake manifold to get to it.