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Old 04-07-2007, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry charging system (bad alt)

hello fellas.
Yes, im back again, now with a different problem. Batt. indicator lights up now, especialy at low rpms. I checked the battery which is slightly low 11.8 volts. Then i went to the front with the car at idle it reads the same, meaning the alt. is not charging. I had the wife rev up the car and it began charging. as the rpms came down it stops charging.
The question: Is the alt. junk, or is there something i can do to correct it.
I was really hoping it was the battery, since its so much cheaper than replacing the freakin alt.
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Just got the car back. $450 and the alt. was replaced with a new lifetime alt. and i also had the mech. do rad. flush/fill. Not bad,,, I think.http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif
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