My 87 528 BMW won't start :o(

Tiny
AEFELTON
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  • 1987 BMW 528
When I first started my 87 bmw this morning, the engin tried to turn but slowly died. I started it again but now it just makes a buzzing sound and won't start at all. The lights, etc, still come on and are not dimming. Could it be the battery? I don't think its the starter because I'm not getting that tick, tick, tick sound that's usually associated with a bad starter. Spark plugs look ok. What else could be going on?

Thanks in advance for your help. :)
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Sunday, September 16th, 2007 AT 3:37 PM

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Tiny
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Recharge the battery and try again
you may have a discharged battery
you may have a charging system issue
battery voltage when running with a charged battery should be about 14 volts.
The battery terminals need to be clean and free of corrosion.
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Sunday, September 16th, 2007 AT 11:05 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your response.
I went and had the battery checked. Its ok. I'm now thinking its either the starter or alternator. :O(
Either way, i'm back on the bus until I can save up the money to fix whatever is wrong with it. -Sigh

Thank you again. :O)
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Monday, September 17th, 2007 AT 1:01 AM

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