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Old 03-07-2008, 06:46 PM
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Crowe Crowe is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Atlanta, GA
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OK, here is the latest regarding the starting problem. I am now fairly sure the problem is a bad starter. Today I placed a jumper wire over the posts on the starter solenoid and it is getting power but the starter does not turn over. I already turned the engine over manually using a socket on the crankshaft, so the engine should be fine. It would appear to me that the starter/solenoid is bad and needs replaced.

The good new is you can purchase a Bosch reman starter for less than $170. If you shop around I have found them offered at less than $150 with free shipping. I think once the starter is replaced the car can once again take to the road. If my situation was different and I needed a third car, I would have the starter replaced and keep the car.
  • 2001 E320