Mechanics

CAR WILL NOT CHARGE BATTERY

1993 BMW 740

Electrical problem
1993 BMW 740 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

I recently had a new battery, spark plugs, crank sensor relay, installed in my vehicle. After one day from leaveing the shop the vehicle completely died suddenly. I was told that it must be my alternator; after installing this, the same thing happened the next day after picking the vehicle up. Obviously I was just running off the juice of my battery. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Yortmaier
May 10, 2008.




Hi there,

First thing to do is make sure that the battery is indeed serviceable and capable of accepting a charge, then check the alternator charge rate. Do this first.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
May 10, 2008.
I suggest checking for a key-off draw at the battery, it should not exceed 50 milliamp. I also agree with Mark, check for battery condition and alternator output.
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Dr. Hagerty
May 10, 2008.

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