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Forum: General E46 Forum 02-03-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Jspreezy
Alright, the culprit was the connections at the...

Alright, the culprit was the connections at the B+ terminal. I cleaned all of my grounds and everywhere there was a connection from my positive. Cranks strong and tested all keys, all but one worked....
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Jspreezy
Ok, took B+ terminal off and this is what was...

Ok, took B+ terminal off and this is what was revealed. Cleaned very well, nice and shiny. You can see where this had been arcing and melted the plastic housing a little. Had to pack up for class,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Jspreezy
It was just an engine swap. Early spring 2011, I...

It was just an engine swap. Early spring 2011, I think. This problem has been going on since April. So I went nearly a year problem free. The wiring harness is simple, couldn't possibly be anything...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Jspreezy
Ha, you guys are killing me. And yeah, I've got...

Ha, you guys are killing me. And yeah, I've got it down to a science...swivel extension after the socket, two six inch extensions, swivel and another six inch extension to the wrench. Go in over the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-29-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
I had the battery tested but I went ahead and...

I had the battery tested but I went ahead and exchanged for a new- didn't cost so why wouldn't I. Anyhow this is exactly the order of today and the results:
-I put new battery in, secured the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Maxwell, icoleman, and drb world, back up in the...

Maxwell, icoleman, and drb world, back up in the thread a little and see where I have done this but the voltage still dropped to zero. I'll try to post a video tomorrow after work. Thanks
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Ok, will do and get back with you guys tomorrow....

Ok, will do and get back with you guys tomorrow. Thanks again
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Ok, so take a jumper from the B+ under the hood...

Ok, so take a jumper from the B+ under the hood to the large + terminal at the starter. Sorry just trying to get it right the first time. Or a jumper from the B- under the hood(by passenger well) to...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Drbworld, I was an idiot. Should have posted this...

Drbworld, I was an idiot. Should have posted this before but I was a little ashamed of myself. It was the wiring to one of my interior lights, I had to unplug it to remove the panel to access...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Maxwell, that's exactly where I ran my jumper...

Maxwell, that's exactly where I ran my jumper from. The B- to the starter body. That's when it wants to try to start, the voltage still drops but it attempts to start. I tested voltage at the B+/B-...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
I'm going to add a ground strap from one of my...

I'm going to add a ground strap from one of my stater bolts to the frame just for my personal satisfaction, ha. But could it have been possible that the starter was not strong enough to turn the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-28-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
I think I figured it out. The starters tested...

I think I figured it out. The starters tested good but possibly weren't strong enough to turn the engine. I turned the crank with a wrench and tried bumping with the key and it attempted to start. I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Where are you located by the way?

Where are you located by the way?
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Took both starters and tested and exchanged the...

Took both starters and tested and exchanged the battery for a new one. Going to hook everything back up. I'll get back with Tuesday probably. Work and school.
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Had it tested at napa with the battery scanner

Had it tested at napa with the battery scanner
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
The battery now is about a year old, had it...

The battery now is about a year old, had it tested and everything checked out fine. But i think I may purchase a BMW specific battery. The battery I had last was an interstate battery and had no...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
I think I have bad ground to my starter, but...

I think I have bad ground to my starter, but don't understand how. The starter is bolted directly to the engine. I only have about 9v at the starter ground strap(as well as where the bolt threads...
Forum: General E46 Forum 01-27-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Stinger9, sorry for taking so long to get back...

Stinger9, sorry for taking so long to get back into the forum. Been about a month.
Ok, have had my battery on charge over night and still connected while in between checking voltage. I did exactly...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Checked the ground strap, lower right side of...

Checked the ground strap, lower right side of engine, clean and tight. The other terminal(black wire) at the solenoid, is this a ground? The starter and solenoid are grounded to the engine by being...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-19-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Ok, pulled some voltage and took a couple pics....

Ok, pulled some voltage and took a couple pics. First one is just key out, neg probe connected to the starter ground strap. The positive probe connected to large positive terminal, reads 11.4v. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
ok, back at square one. Couldn't get the car to...

ok, back at square one. Couldn't get the car to replicate the problem so I continued to drive with fingers crossed...Friday was the day, went to the car to head to work and go to crank and nothing....
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-16-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
Got it to crank... No clue, was poking around...

Got it to crank... No clue, was poking around reading voltage at the clutch switch, ews and dme. Everything was reading good then went back to the blue/black wire at the ews and inserted the pin for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
New key

New key
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
This just happened all of a sudden one day, came...

This just happened all of a sudden one day, came out of work or day and it wouldn't crank. I've tested voltage from the ignition switch, getting 12.5v at all terminals including black/blue wire in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-13-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,429
Posted By Jspreezy
I clamped the ground to a bracket that holds the...

I clamped the ground to a bracket that holds the exhaust. I uses this same bracket as a ground when I tried just the solenoid and the bendix turned. When I hooked a second and larger lead from the...
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