I just bought a 97' 328i convertible and the car used to start find. It was little bit hard when was cold, but it ran. I decided to replace the drive belt, cause it was crack. After I did that I tried to started, but didn't work and trying I drained the battery.
After recharging the battery I tried again, but the battery when dead pretty quick. So now the car has a new battery, but won't start. It feels like is not getting fuel, but I can smell it from the exhaust.
I'm sure is easy, can somebody guide on what to do please?
No. This is my first bimmer, can u tell where is that. Like I said it was running fine until I change the serpentine. The only thing I took out was the air filter box and the alternator plastic conduct
I would have your alternator checked to see if it's putting out the correct voltage to charge the battery. It should be somewhere in the 14 volt range. I don't think you can change the voltage regulators without replacing the entire alternator itself.
More than likely it would cause a small vacuum leak. I doubt that this would prevent the car from starting. Try taping it up temporarily and see if it makes a difference but I highly doubt it since you originally stated that the battery went dead.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.