1996 BMW 318 318IS COUPE STARTING PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • gsxrgirlie
  • 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

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 AT 1:23 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Is the battery going down too far to be able to crank the starter?

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 AT 9:08 AM
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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 AT 1:48 PM
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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.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 AT 4:29 PM

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