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Old 10-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Please help! My 740 il will not start on cold mornings

I have a 2001 740il, bought it in April. Has ran like a dream until the cold weather started. Now on cold mornings, I go to turn it over and the car refuses to start. The radio, lights etc all come on. The car tries to start, makes the sound that it is trying, but does not start. I am stuck until the day warms up.

any suggestions on what this could be?

I really need to get this figured out as fast as possible.

Thanks so much!!
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my initial guess would be the battery, when did you last replace it? One of the factors that affects cold start ups is the amount of cold cranking amps, if your battery is old id guess your battery is pretty drained and has lost a lot of its cold cranking amps.

Did it ever hesitate in warm weather or did it start up immediately?
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When you get your battery tested also have your alternator tested.

You may have power to all your accessories, but the failure to start can be attributed to a failing aternator as well. I would have that tested if possible.
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