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My bmw 730d 2004 does not crank up sometimes, there is only cricking noise that comes from the hood left side. it will only start after several attempts. someone advised me to replace a power supply module thats under the micro-filter but mine as a diesel doesnt have that module. please help if anyone can help.

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Ensure that the battery terminals and posts are shiny clean. Ensure that the battery is fully charged after you have had a load test done on it. IF everything is ok remove the starter and have it bench tested.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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    Giels Nov 28, 2013

    To try and describe the problem better 'hi i have a 730d 04 plate it wont start when u press button it shows possible p,r,n,d,possible forward travel only 3,5,gear engaging gear without brake possible ,it pops up on dash possible transmition failsafe drive , and shows on dash DCS failure and servotronic failure the car will start after about 15 mins pressing the start button thank you'



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there are two more filters. they are called interior recirculation filters.
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The next step is checking all wires make sure all connctores are connected and that wirs are in good shape then if all is well there then i would try chaning the camshaft postion sensor.

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford F350 diesel, changed fuel filters hard starting

Pull the filters and ck for plastic or o-ring in wrong place. Something is up in the filter. 

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