I made the mistake of buying a BMW when moving to the Caribbean. It ran very well and has had a quarterly service every year. (We basically live on a permanent hill, very steep up and down)
Last week it was difficult to start the car, with the turnover seeming to take a very long time to be effective. Now the car just makes a whirring sound when trying to start it. Almost like the starter has no teeth.
As we have no BMW mechanic on island, I am looking to find out which part (s) I need to ship in to make it work again. Battery is fully charged, and I have tried to jump start with leads and starter pack. Will replacing the starter motor solve the problem, or could it be more simple?
Many thanks in advance.