BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

BMW 3 Series E46
+ BMW 3 cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
- Engine electric equipment
   General information and security measures
   + System of electronic control by ignition and injection of the petrol engine
   + System of ignition
   + System of preheat of the diesel engine
   - Systems of a charge and start
      General information on system
      The battery - the main data and leaving
      Removal and installation of the rechargeable battery
      Check of the rechargeable battery
      Generator. General information and security measures
      Removal and installation of the generator
      Check and replacement of brushes of the generator / regulator of tension
      Removal and installation, check of a starter
      Removal, installation and check of the traction relay of a starter
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

Removal, installation and check of the traction relay of a starter

In the presence of damage of the traction relay its gear wheel does not enter gearing with a gear wreath of a flywheel. Thereof the starter cannot turn the engine. This defect is shown more often than malfunction of the electric motor of a starter.

Check without removal

1 Install the gear shifting lever in neutral situation.

Lifting operation and installations of the car on supports is connected with danger! Therefore before carrying out operation study Poddomkrachivaniye's Section and towage

2 Lift and install the car on supports. Remove the lower cover of a motive compartment, address the Section Removal and installation of the lower cover of a motive compartment.

3 Connect накоротко an auxiliary cable a thick positive cable of the plug 30 and plug 50 for a thin cable of the lock of ignition at a starter. The gear wheel of a starter has to come with click forward and the starter has to begin to rotate. If it does not occur, remove a starter and check in removed a sostoyaniiya


4 Remove a starter, address the Section Removal and installation, check of a starter.
5 Repeat check on the removed starter by means of the automobile rechargeable battery. As a wire to the plug 50 of a starter the starting cable is used. If the gear wheel is pushed forward, and the starter does not rotate, take a starter to repare on HUNDRED.
6 If the gear wheel does not move forward, disconnect the traction relay and replace it.


7 Condense a joint - starter F-with sealant.

8 Connect the traction relay to a starter fork, then fix.
9 Fix a relay wire.
10 Check a starter again as it is described above.
11 Establish a starter, address the Section Removal and installation, check of a starter.