BMW E46 Fanatics Forum banner


  1. E46 no start issue after expansion tank repair

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all So I have been having some issues w my 2004 BMW 325ci TL;Dr I replaced a fuel pump and expansion tank. I tried to start the car with the maf and air box disconnected. Resulting in a no start/crank. It started when the car stalled and started back up after a few turns. A couple days...
  2. 2002 325i no start - possibly a bad starter

    General E46 Forum
    So this problem started a few weeks ago. When I turn the key, I hear one click and nothing else. I brought my 2 year old battery into Batteries Plus to get it tested and they said it was working like new. This lead me to believe that I have a bad starter. I understand that generally a bad...
  3. E46 - New Alternator, No start, Just Clicks

    General E46 Forum
    2004, 325 CI, M56 engine, Bosche Alternator Installed a rebuilt Carquest Alternator, and the car wont start via jumper cables. Simply clicks when key is turned. ================== The codes read: 281C Bit-serial data interface (BSD): signal 281D BSD Generator: Signal DTC: 09, 43,00,0F No...
  4. 2001 325ci starter issue, starter clicks but was tested and works

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys, I'm in the process of wrapping up a swap in my 325ci. Lower-mileage M54 due to abuse on the last motor from the previous owner... Got everything assembled and double-checked, went to fire, and I'm having issues with my starter after swapping it over to the new motor. I get a single...
  5. Weird 'Click' Sound on/off Throttle.

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hello there, I tried searching for this problem via Fanatics and Google and came up short. I have a 330XI with the 5-speed manual trans @ 130K miles - I've had the car for just over two years. No real mods aside from the golf-tee, a K&N filter, a rebuilt DISA valve, and a Dyanvin head unit as...
  6. e46 possible alternator issue. Would appreciate some help diagnosing!

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I was wondering if I could pick your brains about my sick e46. So let me preface this by saying that I changed my spark plugs yesterday. No issues were found while doing this, and I covered 100 miles after completing the job, and noticed a great improvement in the car. Now, fast...
  7. 2002 M3 SMG w/100K won't crank - just clicks once

    ///M3 Forum
    Greets to the E46 forums, veteran poster on have a 14-year old 740i. I have been scouring these forums for this issue and have discovered lots of good info, which has inexorably led to this post. Turn the key to start position, and it clicks once...wont turn over...
  8. Diagnose: Engine Click

    General E46 Forum
    So yesterday I noticed this clicking noise when the engine is running... Video... A few weeks ago I had screeching but I fixed that by replacing... Both Tensioners Both Pulleys Water Pump (Pulley Only w/ Aluminum) Both Belts ... then everything was...
  9. Clicking sound when pressing the window up/down button

    General E46 Forum
    Whenever I press the window button to either roll up or roll down my windows, I hear a single click come from the glovebox/fuse area. Even when my windows are fully up and I press the window up button, it makes the click sound. Same for the windows being down and pressing the down button. Does...
  10. Battery? Starter? Alternator?

    General E46 Forum
    So I go out to the garage yesterday to head to the store and my 99 323i (130k) greets me with a loud "click click" when I try to start it. ugh The on-battery indicator is green, and a quick multi-meter post-to-post measure was around 10 or so. Hooked up the charger and set it to "start" mode...
  11. click in steering wheel ...

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2003 325xi and these past few months have been a nightmare. It started because whenever I took left turns at slow speeds, I could feel a little click in the steering wheel. But ONLY on left turns. BMW told me I needed to replace my left front axle. I did that and it didn’t fix...
  12. Wtb 04 330ci tranny mounts any brand

    Engine & Performance
    When I press oN the gas I hear a click then when I let go after about a second I hear another click. I'm thinking the trAnny mounts will fix this. Any body want to sell me there's in socal hit me up. If anybody recommends any other way to fix? Please help Oh and FYI its for an Auto Tranny
  13. Click noise HELP!!!!

    General E46 Forum
    Does anyone have this wierd noise when you let go of the gas pedal and it makes a click noise? I haven't driven my car for like 2-3 days before this started to happen. When I shift, I let go of the gas and it CLICKS, it does this every single time. It hella annoying, even with my windows down...
  14. Loud clicking sound

    General E46 Forum
    when I go in reverse and push the brake I hear a very loud clicking sound from the front end, this just started yesterday and I have no idea what it could be, anyone have any ideas??
  15. CLick