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My E28 87 does not crank

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My E28 87 does not crank
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
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what question did you have about this? did you want to know possible causes?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How do I test starter.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 2 years ago
I will provide an honest answer. I trust this will be appreciated. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for being honest and that I receive nothing for my time until a positive rating is clicked.
you would need to either
a) remove the starter and put power to it directly
b) access the starter and i) jump it directly or ii) test for the presence of the start signal to the solenoid
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
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