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Old 08-10-2014, 06:02 PM
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My starter won't engage and I'd like to get my Series 3 to the mechanics. Assuming I can gather enough willing friends to push her out of the slightly uphill garage and get her to the downhill side of where I live, can she start with a rolling start kind of like we used to do with a manual tranny? Anyone???
 
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I don't think you'll be able to do this with an automatic, sad to say. I'd recommend a flat bed tow.
 
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I've done a rolling start with a Jeep automatic. I've got a pretty good hill here so should get something up to 30 mph. But if it doesn't then I'm stranded.
 
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That will only work if your automatic transmission has a rear pump. If it doesn't, you can push it all day 100 mph and it won't move the engine.
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also my 1986 XJ6 handbook says emergency starting cannot be undertaken by towing or pushing.
 
 
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