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2008 BMW X3-Series 3.0si AWD 4dr

2008 BMW X3-Series
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AWD, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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May 12, 2012, 1:20 pm

Anthony C

Question: replacing starter

does it require removing intake manifold to reach upper mount bolt? if not how to reach upper mount bolt from bottom of car.

May 21, 2012, 9:19 pm

Tyler O

Manual doesn't mention anything about removing the manifold on the 2.5 engine
Necessary preliminary tasks:

Switch off ignition
Disconnect battery
E83 only: Remove pressure accumulator

Remove starter motor from below.

Unscrew nut (1).
Tightening torque 12 41 4AZ See: Specifications\12 41 Starter and Mounting Parts.
Disconnect battery positive lead (2) from starter motor.

For purposes of clarity, reinforcement plate is now shown.
Do not remove reinforcement plate.

Release screws (1).
Tightening torque 12 41 1AZ See: Specifications\12 41 Starter and Mounting Parts.
Pull starter motor out of transmission mount and turn in order to facilitate access to control leads on starter motor.

Unscrew nuts (1).
Tightening torque 12 41 4AZ See: Specifications\12 41 Starter and Mounting Parts.
Detach control leads (2) from starter motor.
Remove starter motor.

Check starter pinion and starter ring gear for damage.

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