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I,have a 1997 bmw 740il sere 7 .i, have changed the starter

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i,have a 1997 bmw 740il sere 7 .i, have changed the starter .... but it wou.nt crank............
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The starter solenoid does not engage just chatters I can feel the solenoid vibrate when the ignition switch is activated . I can start the engine when shorting the Battery terminal to the start wire terminal. I have tried disconnecting the wire from the start terminal can checked the voltage while activating the ignition switch 12 volts will show for about 2 seconds and then nothing. Is there a relay in the system?