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I have a 97 bmw 328is and just had the starter replaced. as i drive away from the shop i notice something just aint right with my car. my car is loud now it sounds as if there is no air filter in it and i can feel a knocking coming from under the car and the car is kinda shakey now and to top it off its not a smooth ride like it normally is. what could they have done to my car that is making it like this.

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  • becky encineas May 30, 2014

    I had it fixed and it was my sway bar and tranny mounts. the sway bar had a broken mount and so did the tranny.

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To install the starter, they had to remove the air filter and inlet tube up to the throttle body, and the intake manifold. One of the air tubes may have cracked in two when they were re-assembling it, or they might have forgotten to tighten something and it fell back apart after the car started. Nothing they did would affect the suspension, but the car may not feel smooth because the engine is running rough due to a vacuum leak or an air leak.

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The starter on this car is taken out from the bottom. the exhaust is removed to enable the trans to be lowered enough to gain access to the bolts that hold the starter. ive never heard of anyone taking a starter on this car out from the top and if you had a vacuum leak you would have a check engine light my guess is you have and exhaust leak and possible they dammaged the trans support

Posted on May 17, 2011

  • brettemurphy May 26, 2011

    if you prefer the wrong answer over the right one it doesnt bother me ive replace more starters on your car than i can count but use your head noise started after work was done and when you aventually get it fixed your realize im right

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