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2002 BMW 3-Series 325Ci 2dr Coupe

2002 BMW 3-Series
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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August 28, 2012, 12:34 am

Devin M
 

Question: im having issues can you help me

i have a bmw 91 318i 4 door problems well first for som ereason the battery dies overnight brand new battery too everythings off when i leave the car secondfor some reason it wont wana start and when it does it idles messed up like misfiring but when it does stay and its runs and dries normal


September 1, 2012, 11:28 am

Ron W
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Sounds like you have a parasitic draw. You will need to determine which circuit is causing the draw and repair it. Have a shop do a draw test for you, they should be able to figure out where the drain is.

The rough running may be caused by the low voltage at start up.


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