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How do I remove the starter on my BMW X5 V-8 4.4L (M62)

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How do I remove the starter on my BMW X5 V-8 4.4L (M62)
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

Here is information on the starter:


Disconnect battery negative lead from battery.

Remove reinforcement plate.




Remove protective cap (1) of battery positive lead from starter motor.
Release nut (2).
Tightening torque, refer to Technical Data 12 41 4AZ.
Disconnect battery positive lead (3) from starter motor.
Unclip battery positive lead from holders.




Release nuts (1).

Detach leads (2) from starter motor.




Release screws.
Tightening torque, Starter mount 47 Nm .



Pull starter motor out of transmission mount and remove.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Dear Sir,

What torque (in N.m or should I use to re-tighten the electrical cables to the starter (as per Technical Data 12 41 4AZ)? I could not find the document "Technical Data 12 41 4AZ" online.

Thank you so much, and happy new year.
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
they will be torqued to 6 N.m
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