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Old 07-18-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Need help, 2003 e46 won't start/crank

Fellow BMW owners, I Need help.
My 2003 E46 (well maintained) won't start. No turnover at all. Battery is fine,
since it is brand new. When I turn the key, the dash lights up, everything is normal, but engine won't turn, no sound from the engine whatsoever. I tested Immobilizer and it is wotking properly

Any idea ?

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Old 07-18-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:08 PM   #3
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Can you get someone to knock on a starter before you try. If it gets better or close to turn, it is the starter 100%.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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I had the same issue that turned out to be a dead alternator, and consequently a completely drained battery. You won't be able to knock on the starter though, if yours is like mine. You can't even see it from the engine bay. Mine (I was told) is under the left side of the engine (looking at the car from the front). Good luck bro.
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