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Old 10-31-2013, 02:42 PM
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It's posts like this that make this board as good as it is! Laying a DYI in the detailed fashion you did is not easy (or quick) task.. Thank you for taking the time to do this, I'm sure many will find it invaluable!

Definitely consider posting this in the article submission area as well!
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Awesome write up man, definitely well thought out and I think it might apply to more than just the 4.4 as well (or at least the general concept), very helpful and will be useful in the future to many!
Thanks man. I am sure the procedure shares similarities with other models such as the 3.0. However, I believe the Starter is different on the 3.0.

I may have to go back to re-torque the nuts and bolts on that plate - wasn't too happy with the job I did, I think I may have over torqued them.
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Excellent write up! I was looking all over the web and various forums for a detailed write up and yours was exactly what I was looking for. I actually attempted the job this past weekend and failed once I saw how hard the top torx bolt was to reach and undo. I have since ordered the correct tools and should be giving it a try again this or next weekend. One thing though, the bold size on mine was the e12 torx. Don't know if they're different but mine's an 03.
Also wasn't aware I needed new bolts like you do when doing a cylinder head job due to the torque specs. I'll post an update once I am successfully done with the project.
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Thanks so much for this write up! This saved me a lot of cash. I bought a used starter off ebay for $45 bucks and after 2-3 hours the car started up without the painful grinding and squealing! Just an added note, You can use a 10mm wrench to get the T60 bolts off. I couldn't find any store that sold the female Torx wrenches so I improvised.
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So my startup squeal is attributed to the starter because we've checked the belts and tensioners. Great writeup - something on the to do list
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Thanks for the write up... I am curious, how many miles on the car before the starter gave it up?
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E53 Starter Replacement

Does anyone have a video of replacing the starter on a E53 2006 BMW X5 3.0 ?

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Hi AquilaBMW .. Can you please email me your .PDF to [email protected] on this starter DIY replacement? I am unable to see the pictures you posted.

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Hi AquilaBMW .. Can you please email me your .PDF to [email protected] on this starter DIY replacement? I am unable to see the pictures you posted.

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I am in the same situation and cannot see the pictures. Could you PM me with a link to a PDF?

I will PM you my email if that would be easier.

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Hi Fellas - Haven't been around lately. Sorry for the delayed response. I am not sure I still have those PDF's. I will have to check and see.
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