Mechanics

REPLACING THE STARTER.

2004 BMW 530i • 114,000 miles

I need instruction on how to replace the starter where I can do it myself. If possible from the top and not the under side. I dont have a lift and wont be able to do it from under the car.
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Cadillac562
October 12, 2011.




I do not believe that this is possible short dismantling a fair proportion of the engine accessories and manifolds to get at it, I will pass it on to a BMW specialist just in case he has some solution for this problem.

Mhpautos
Oct 12, 2011.
Sorry for the bad news-you gonna have to go underneath to remove the reinforcement plate thru the front axle carrier -this is a must says Mit1-sorry

Rasmataz
Oct 12, 2011.
Do you have instructions on removing it if I go through the bottom of the vehicle?

Tiny
Cadillac562
Oct 12, 2011.
Send the last seven of the VIN so the car can be identified correctly.

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 12, 2011.
The M54 motor is usually quite easy to work on, but this operation could require the removal of the intake manifold to gain access to the starter bolts.
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Dr. Hagerty
Oct 12, 2011.
The last 7 are b806758

Tiny
Cadillac562
Oct 12, 2011.
Also, be sure its the starter and not the drive-away protection.

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 14, 2011.

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