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Bmw 325 td 1995 idle

At idle,I've got power surge whenever I use electric windows,power steering,turn the head lights on etc.Sometimes the engine even stops when I turn the steering wheel with the lights on (at tick over). Thank you

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Have your alternator checked for power supply under load

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