New battery yesterday died today = bad alternator or ? possible use one from 92 325?
Boo's 98 328 went kaput today while coming home from work after buying a brand new battery yesterday. Says that it started but while driving the lights dimmed, then radio quit, then ac died down, then eventually engine cut out too. Also says the battery light stayed on. even after the replacement...
He assumes its the alternator, but having dealt with various assumpitions previously, I figured it can't hurt to ask around where I found the unlikely solution to the LAST battery issue (a short in the trunk wiring!) That was his previous 92 325 - currently that carcass is the back yard, slowly being scavenged for useful bits. And since its there and has an alternator, maybe that one can be used in the 98 328 if that actually is the problem?
Currently its sitting in the Dominos lot a few blocks from here, and we're hoping to be able to get it home with something from the other cars carcass if at all possible since we have not a dime to spare until the job he's doing is done. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is there any other weird thing it might be besides the alternator?