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Starting Car Over the past 6 months when starting my manual 95 M3 I have had an intermmitent issue where the car will start to crank and then it stops cranking to a kind of hissing sound and the car doesn't turn over. This used to happen once every 3 or 4 weeks and has been increasing in frequency to almost once a day. Also it would happen only once and now I may need to crank the car three times before it actually starts. I am thinking the starter. Pretty sure it's not the battery. Your insight is much appreciated!

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Starter and battery and associated cables are good suspects...if you're not able to do
tests....one quick helper here...if you turn headlights on while cranking and see them dim greatly while cranking indicates weak battery and/or over hungry starter

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