A couple of weeks back I endured the sheer misery that is a starter motor swap on an E36, but patted myself on the back when my work was complete.
Trouble is it's rather looking as though I might have a dud as a lot of the time when I try and start the car all I hear is the solenoid clicking.
I can always get the car started either by popping it into gear, rocking and then trying again OR just putting into gear and effectively driving it forwards using the starter.
I am not convinced that this issue will go away, which means I am going to have to endure more misery.
For anyone who has done this swap (preferrably several), are there any special tool combinations or just general tips that will make the whole job quicker.
The best thing would be if there was a way of converting the bloody thing so that the bolts went through towards the back of the car, but clearly that's not an option.
Cheers in advance.
Edit to say that I have already spent time removing and sanding connections at the starter and battery end, just in case.