BMW 5 series E39

Since 1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

+ Introduction
+ The maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release
- Engine electric equipment
   + Ignition system
   + System of preheat of the diesel engine
   - Charge and start systems
      Removal and installation of the storage battery
      The maloobsluzhivaemaja storage battery
      Check of the storage battery
      The self-category of the storage battery
      Gymnastics of the storage battery
      The generator - the general data
      Security measures at work with the generator
      Check of pressure of gymnastics of the generator
      Removal and generator installation
      Check and replacement of brushes of the generator and pressure regulator
      Removal and starter installation
      Removal, check and installation of the electromagnetic traction relay
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes
+ System of onboard diagnostics

Removal, check and installation of the electromagnetic traction relay

At damage of the electromagnetic traction relay the starter gear wheel does not enter into gearing with a gear wreath of a flywheel that does not allow to start the engine.


1. Establish the gear change lever in neutral position.

2. Connect an auxiliary cable the plug 30 (a thick positive cable) and the plug 50 (the thin cable going to the lock of ignition) at a starter. The gear wheel should be pushed forward without starter rotation.

3. If it does not occur, remove a starter and replace the traction relay.


1. Remove a starter and repeat the check described above by means of the automobile storage battery. As a wire to the plug 50 starters it is possible to use a starting cable. If the traction relay works without starter start, it is necessary to hand over a starter in repair.
2. If the traction relay does not work, remove it and replace.


1. Grease a dividing joint (F) with hermetic. Address to an accompanying illustration.

2. Connect the traction relay to a plug in a starter and fix bolts.

3. Fix a wire of the traction relay.

4. Again check up a starter as it is described above.

5. Establish a starter.