Replacing the starter.

Tiny
CADILLAC562
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  • 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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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 5:16 AM

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Tiny
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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.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 6:32 AM
Tiny
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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
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 6:32 AM
Tiny
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Do you have instructions on removing it if I go through the bottom of the vehicle?
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 12:44 PM
Tiny
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Send the last seven of the VIN so the car can be identified correctly.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
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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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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
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The last 7 are b806758
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Also, be sure its the starter and not the drive-away protection.
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Friday, October 14th, 2011 AT 5:22 AM

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