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Old 05-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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some one please help:
im having problems with my 325i.every few days my battery goes dead and i have to recharge it. when i am driving and it starts to die all of the light on my dash go on and my acceleration goes dead.right after i charge it the car runs fine but when i am at a stop or in park the idle pulses. is itt the altenator and are the 2 problems related?
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The alternator is a good place to start. But other electrical issues may need to be hunted down. Best of luck!
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say alternator.
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Check the battery voltage not running 12-12.85v running should be 13-14.5v with little variation with increased revs.
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I had the same problem and it turned out to be a blown Battery light and a worned out Voltage Regulator.Hope it helps find your issues.
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