Question about 1984 BMW K 100

1 Answer

Rattle ar?ound alternator/startor motor

Rattle around alternator/starter motor when running .will start and run .owner in france with few tools

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,702 Answers

It could be the drive rubbers on the alternator drive
wip off the alternator and have a good look at them
its not to hard a job to do on the side of the road if you can fine the parts close by if not push some sticky tape into the rubber cups to make it a tighter fit and refit the altornator it should get you home ok?

Posted on Jun 02, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2001. I get power from battery my radio comes on for example but it will not crank up

possibly startor or nutral safty swich key in start position chek if you have power to the startor small wire if you do it's the startor

May 03, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


It depends what you mean by noisy start. If it is a high-pitched squeal when you start (or accelerate quickly) it may be the alternator belt that is worn and needs replacing. The squeal of a worn alternator belt usually wears off after a few seconds because the belt has 'warmed'.

If it's a 'tapping' or 'clicking' noise there are 2 possible culprits: Big end bearings (on the crankshaft) or camshaft. If the big end bearings are worn or the camshaft 'buckets' (followers .. those things that cause the inlet and exhaust valves to open) they rattle - metal against metal. After starting the car oil finds its way between the worn metal and silences the noise.

A 'grinding' noise may be caused by the starter motor/ring gear.

Nov 29, 2013 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I try to start it and it just make a click noise and wont start

Possible bad Starter motor. Possible dead battery. Possible bad Alternator resulting in a dead battery.
First try have someone hold the key in Full Start position, hear the click and tap on starter motor with a hammer. If it kicks in and starts up (be ready for that) then the starter is going bad and should be replaced. (Might get 3 -4 more starts like that)
If there is no change, then you should be able to jump start it with cables from another battery/car.
Then you need to figure out if the battery is expired or if the Alternator is not charging enough.
You can do this with a multimeter on the battery. With engine running you should read about 14.5 volts or more, up to around 15 volts plus.. If not, if voltage is around 12 volts or lower, when running, then you will need to replace the Alternator.

If you are getting good voltage from the alternator, then you can assume you need to replace the battery. The other alternative is a short circuit draining the battery or you left a light on somwhere and drained it. Run the car for 30 to 40 mins minimum to recharge battery (idle is good). Or just use a battery charger. 10 amps for 3- 4 hours, or 2 amps overnight..
Hope this is helpful.

Jul 21, 2011 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Pacifica won't start, put on a new starter but it won't crank over, lights come on but it just won't start

Please see my tip at . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

Dec 12, 2010 | 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

1 Answer

Just bought a 98 intrigue and drove it this morning, it has been starting fine and shut it off and now wont start, just a clicking sound but don't think its the battery. any ideas on what to check

Hi to me if the clicking noise is coming from the engine then this points towards the startor motor packing up one thing you can try to get it started is give the starter motor a few hard hits with a hammer doing this sometimes shock the selenoid into working again but dont rely on this lasting long term as it could leave you stuck

the best option is to get the starter replaced as soon as you can

to locate the starter follow the live red lead from the battery this goes to the selenoid on the starter and the big round thing next to the small round part is the startor motor give the bigger part a few taps with a hammer doing this should get it started

let me know if you have any problems

Aug 15, 2010 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

1996 Buick Park Avenue, runs fine but sometimes shuts down when the heater and/or brakes are used when vehicle is in motion. This happens when driving down the road. Total electrical shutdown. Battery and...

sounds like a battery terminal ,or earth connection from battery to chassis ,or where the power is picked up from which is the starter motor terminal ,sorry i am not very explicit but i live in spain and not may buicks to the euro here,But if i got my greasy hands under the bonnet i could no doubt find the problem

Jan 02, 2010 | 1996 Buick Park Avenue

4 Answers

When i press the ignition switch in i hear a tick but will no ign

Hi i have a problem with my bike it is an 2001 aprilia rs 125cc. When i press the ignition button i hear a clicking noise coming from what i think is the starter relay? ( located at the front of my bike, behind the radiator ) and the starter motor wont spin or even try to crank the engine. i have also tried 2 bump / jump start the bike but still no start :( i think the battery is fine though as the lights work when ignition is on. can any1 help me with this problem? any suggestions and help appreciated thanks :)

Aug 02, 2009 | 2002 Aprilia RS 125

1 Answer

99 deville starting problems

thats youre starter motor its no good .

Jan 04, 2009 | 1999 Cadillac Escalade

1 Answer

2001 mercury cougar startor problems

the best advice i can give you is to purchase a haynes repair manual at your local auto store. it'll give you step by step instructions. $18 they are usually hard to get at, but there are 2 bolts holding the starter in place, after removing the wires, just remove bolts and wiggle out. no special tools required. make sure to disconnect battery first. good luck

Dec 06, 2008 | 2001 Mercury Cougar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1984 BMW K 100 Logo

Related Topics:

128 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4536 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

phil cuzins
phil cuzins

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides