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Old 06-24-2011, 11:43 PM   #15
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First thing first; the no start (but clicking) is caused by low voltage. The cause of this is mostly two things; bad battery or bad alternator. Both are very easy to test with some basic tools (less then $50) at Princess Auto. You can get it and will do a load test on the battery, and will test the charging system.

If both tests are OK, but problem still here, it might be what happened to my friends wife E36 few weeks age; battery was brand new, alternator was checked and OK (at idle), but car kept dying after driving for some time. Problem was the alternator not charging at HIGH RPM. New alternator fixed all problems!
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