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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-14-2013, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Usy2007
BMW squealing noise from car.

Hi everyone,

Need a little help with something... As soon as my engine starts it makes a really annoying squealing sound when at idle and when moving. It sounds like crickets making noises and a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Right so i thought id update you with what the...

Right so i thought id update you with what the fix was.. Took it to a bmw specialist and they detrmined it to be the starter motor within 2 hours.. They seemed pretty sure about it so i asked them to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Found it!.. Tried what you said and i guess if it...

Found it!.. Tried what you said and i guess if it was sticking it would have released... But again no result.. Car will still refuse to turn over!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
No the battery posts are clean.. Especially on...

No the battery posts are clean.. Especially on the new battery.. Could someone indicate where the starter motor is?.. A picture?.. I think its tucked underneath the engine.. And i the AA man tried to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Hi.. The sound is just one click.. And thats it.....

Hi.. The sound is just one click.. And thats it.. The batteries are fine.. Both fully charged when put in.. The new one is only a month old.. This has gone from an intermittent car drain to something...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
The alternator is charging.. But.. When the...

The alternator is charging.. But.. When the autoelectrician had a look at it.. He couldnt find a drain as it was intermittent.. But he didnt look at anything else the cheeky bugger and charged me for...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Also the fsu was checked and not a problem.. I...

Also the fsu was checked and not a problem.. I havent looked at the ignition switch.. Could be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-02-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Hi about the battery.. I was having this problem...

Hi about the battery.. I was having this problem so i changed the battery.. Botg batteries tested and ok.. Both holding charge.. Both healthy at 12.65v full charge
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Right so the problems worse than before and the...

Right so the problems worse than before and the car failed ro jumpstart.. AA cane down and they couldnt jump start it either!.. Bigger problem than before.. It will be arranged to have it towed away...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Well i couldnt seem to find the issue myself and...

Well i couldnt seem to find the issue myself and neither has anyone else... Including an auto electrician.. The battery has been jump started so many times i think it must have damaged it quite...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
When i got to the car.. The voltage was at...

When i got to the car.. The voltage was at 12.4v.. When i started it, it didnt start.. So i went to check the reading again and it was down to 12.33-12.34.. Yesterday when i got home however.. After...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Right so this morning my car battery was dead...

Right so this morning my car battery was dead (again).. I jump started it and then took the long drive to work..40 mins..

Once arriving at work, i turned the car off.. I removed the fuse for the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Ye.. Usually blowers cd player lights everything...

Ye.. Usually blowers cd player lights everything is off before measuring current.. I havent tried it with everything including the AC yet.. I will do over the weekend.. Reason me asking is it could...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Guys just a quick one.. When the car is running...

Guys just a quick one.. When the car is running at idle the voltage on the battery is 13.8v.. However when i rev the car to 2000-3000rpm it doesnt go above 13.9v.. I read up on a couple of sites that...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Right.. After my post yesterday, my car started...

Right.. After my post yesterday, my car started fine in the morning.. However got to work, after work my car didnt start AGAIN! This is really becoming a pain!.. Im waiting for another 20 mins to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Yes.. I left the car for about 20 mins before...

Yes.. I left the car for about 20 mins before measuring the current draw.. It was well into sleep mode and at 0.34amps :S this seems to be less than the glovebox light which is 0.8A when on :/...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Gofortheast - what you mentioned about which fuse...

Gofortheast - what you mentioned about which fuse makes the difference when pulled and letting the car go to sleep, wont this be an issue as the drain is intermittent? I may check all fuses and none...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Joegr - also what you mentioned about...

Joegr - also what you mentioned about disconnecting the battery would stop the drain until another spike occurred.. I dont think this is the same case with mine as when i was testing the draw, i...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-29-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Hi guys, thanks for your replies. What...

Hi guys, thanks for your replies.

What modules are you referring to which i can check for any heat?

And the way im measuring the current is disconnecting the negative lead of the battery and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-28-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,872
Posted By Usy2007
Intermittent car battery drain problem NEED HELP

Right.. Ive been having this problem for a while and havent come to a conclusion yet.. And the reason me posting here is im hoping one of you out there can help me and put my mind back to peace.
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