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Battary light on , engine cut off car won't crank

1998 bmw 528 when i am driving my battery light come on and cut off
can't crank . check out found low battery , charing in full but car won't crank . jump start car will run . found fuse 15 7.5a under glove box burn i put a new fuse in there burn right away . check found short to alternator . replace alternator + fuse .

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Starts and cuts off,, Starts up runs 2 or 3 sec. and cuts off I changed the battery and now it will not stay running.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Check engine light was on. No issues until a slight drag in the acceleration but went away. Then drove last night and it made a loud roaring noise with squealing noise (almost like a belt). Then the car shut off. I cranked it back up and the battery light was on. But, I had no issues cranking. I begin to drive but it would not let me go over 20mph without doing it again. Please help!



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Sounds like it's your alternator, your alternator charges your battery and runs car once it is started. if you have a bad alternator your battery light will come on, and shortly after your vehicle will die, unable to restart without a jump. I would take your battery to autozone or an auto shop to have your battery and alternator tested.

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