| Originally posted by Rich328@Nov 4 2004, 08:44 AM |
I put a new battery on the car this weekend and its flat again - i mean the lights come on on the dash board, but it doesn't start - just clicks.
any ideas to what could be causing this
i've been told that it could be the belt for the alternator or possibly - but extremly rare - the bearings in the alternator.
how easy is it to change the belt on this car - bmw e36 328i
please help me
There's a DIY on belts here
Not hard at all. Takes about 30 minutes.
Have you tested the starter solenoid? That will make a click, too.
Also, if you have a multimeter, you can hook it up to the battery and have a friend try to start the car and see what kind of load you're putting on the battery.