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E21, E30General discussion and technical help for 1975-1991 3 series cars.
My lil sis has an 83 323i and is having issues with starting it. When it's been sitting in the sun or rain for a while it won't turn over. The dash lights come on so i'm guessing it's not the battery or alternator. Starter? Or is there a solonoid or something? Anybody have any ideas?
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sounds like a bad connection on the starter circuit, start at the starter motor remove the leads clean and replace (make sure to disconnect the battery first) then check earth points and battery connections are all clean, if the problem persists it might be worth having an auto electrician take a look. it could well be the starter solenoid, but I'm not sure how you would test it.