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318IS COUPE STARTING PROBLEMS

1996 BMW 318

Electrical problem
1996 BMW 318 Two Wheel Drive Manual 17000 miles

my car wnt start after sitting for a while, I have replaced battery, but she still loosing 12 volts of power
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Gsxrgirlie
June 8, 2010.



Is the battery going down too far to be able to crank the starter?

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 9, 2010.
Yes

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Gsxrgirlie
Jun 9, 2010.
Then it is possible that what you have is a key off draw that exceeds.05 amps. This issue can be caused by aftermarket items such as an alarm or stereo system. If those things do not apply, the next thing is to install an ammeter and start pulling fuses until the draw is acceptable.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 9, 2010.