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Old 04-13-2009, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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93 318i wont start

i have a 1993 bmw 318i and over the last few months ive noticed my lights were flickering, and when i would rev the engine it would squeal and then the lights would go back to normal until i would stop, then flickering and squealing. last week while driving my radio shut off, the headlights dimmed, and many of my warning lights came on. when i finally made it home, i turned the key and it sounded like the whole car just gave out. now im trying to start it and all i get is a click and a very faint revving sound for about 2 seconds.

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Old 04-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those I think are hints about a bad alternator or belt.

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yes it sounds like an alternator no cel? usually the battery light will come on and flicker
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