Won't Start no clue - 5Series.net - Forums

E60 Discussion Anything and everything to do with the E60 5 Series. All are welcome!
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Won't Start no clue

Old 02-03-2019, 04:30 PM
  #1  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 1
My Ride: 2006 530XI
Default Won't Start no clue

Hey y'all,
about a month ago I was driving my car and starting going up a small hill and it dropped rpm from 3000 to 1000 and wouldn't rev any higher and had loss of power. I pulled over and turned it off and tried to turn it back on and nothing. My buddy tried to help me get it started with starting fluid but nothing. Ran the codes and it said cylinder 6 misfire and that it was running lean, probably from the starting fluid. Got it towed to where I live and have so far changed the battery because it was in the 10v range, changed the fuel pump since it stopped priming, tried starting it without the MAF plugged in. The most I've gotten was a small sputter like it wants to start but it wont kick over. Any tips? 2006 530xi 155k miles
danielortizphx is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 01:03 PM
  #2  
Members
Senior Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 556
My Ride: 07 550i Sports Package
Model Year: 2007
Default

You need to read the codes with a proper BMW diagnostic tool. Until then, measure the voltage of the battery. Have you tried jumping it? Check all your ground cables, check fuses (seem obvious but do it if you haven't). Measure voltage going to starter, see if you have a starter problem. Loss of power, though not conventional is typical for BMWs with failing batteries. If you do manage to get it started measure the voltage to make sure the alternator wasn't the problem. The fact that your battery was at 10v could mean your alternator wasn't working. However, the car should still turn and start with a fully charged battery if the issue is alternator. Also, I am not sure why you would need starter fluid, don't do that again.
Gee_115 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 02:05 PM
  #3  
New Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 21
My Ride: 2007 BMW 525I
Default

Sounds like the starter.

I have about the same miles on mine and I just had a no crank no start issue but when I changed the starter, she started beautifully.
Check to see if the solenoid is getting voltage from the battery...if so its a huge probability its the starter.
Valhalla519 is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 05:13 PM
  #4  
Members
Senior Members
 
E60I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SOCAL
Posts: 706
My Ride: 2006 BMW 530I
Model Year: 530i
Default

Originally Posted by Valhalla519 View Post
Sounds like the starter.

I have about the same miles on mine and I just had a no crank no start issue but when I changed the starter, she started beautifully.
Check to see if the solenoid is getting voltage from the battery...if so its a huge probability its the starter.
I concur! OP, grab a long stick, tap it on the starter and see if you get get the car started. Good luck!
E60I is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 09:39 AM
  #5  
New Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chestermere AB
Posts: 496
My Ride: 535xi
Model Year: 2008
Default

Doesn't sound like the starter when OP says "The most I've gotten was a small sputter like it wants to start but it wont kick over."

Need to know all the codes.

ProTip: tapping the starter is old school and may help if the issue is a dodgy solenoid. Newer starters have permanent magnet motors though, and tapping/hammering on the starter body can fracture the ferrite magnet which will destroy the starter.
audiophool is offline  
Old 02-10-2019, 08:50 PM
  #6  
New Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 11
My Ride: 2008 535xi
Default

I had the same problem , make sure you are getting 12v to the starter, try to use a power probe with key on and apply 12v to the starter and see if it will start ,
Enrique.79 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
aw3964
E60 Discussion
16
01-23-2019 04:50 PM
pennetta
E60 Discussion
9
08-02-2005 05:09 PM
pennetta
E60 Discussion
18
07-24-2005 09:15 AM
Canada545
Bluetooth & Cell Phone Forum
9
07-11-2005 12:45 PM
iperk222
E60 Discussion
26
02-06-2005 12:24 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Won't Start no clue


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.