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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 51,263
Posted By fotoholt
trans failsafe prog.

This sounds totally like an alternator issue. After the drive the battery was dead. When my alternator failed, I has the ability to fully charge the battery.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-06-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 51,263
Posted By fotoholt
Just to follow up on this thread. Replaced the...

Just to follow up on this thread. Replaced the Alternator and Thermostat today. Found a reman Alt. from Bavarian Auto for a great price. Couldn't find the M50 Torx so I used a T45 Torx. Also...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 51,263
Posted By fotoholt
Thanks for the info. OBC was showing 11.2v from...

Thanks for the info. OBC was showing 11.2v from the alternator this morning and battery has been on the charger all afternoon. Looks like I will be replacing the alternator. Found this good step...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 51,263
Posted By fotoholt
Hey everyone! I have had the Trans Failsafe Mode...

Hey everyone! I have had the Trans Failsafe Mode error 2x in the past several weeks. Yesterday the entire electrical system freaked out on my wife. Told her to stop the car shut it off. Cleared...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-24-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By fotoholt
Liquid cooled

Isn't the Alternator on a E39 540i liquid cooled? Did you need to drain the coolant?
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 11-24-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,690
Posted By fotoholt
This thread has great information. I have a 2003...

This thread has great information. I have a 2003 540i that has recently had some battery issues. I replaced the battery in May. It appears to not be holding a a charge - specifically overnight. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-26-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By fotoholt
540i Water Pump

My radiator fan has a rock in the base and I am losing minor amounts of coolant. When running, the fan makes a knock. I believe this is the water pump going bad. Any ideas?
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