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My 98 328i was having the starter drop out and i was having to reset switch to get it to start. now the starter stay's ingaged when car starts, almost like the bendixs is stuck. does this sound like the starter or the relay

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Sounds like you have permanant feed ?? or or the solonoid on top of the starter motor ,could also be the operating mechanism from the solonoid to the bendix

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