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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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Unhappy 528i 98 E39 start up issues!!!!

My car has not been starting up consistantly. I got it diagnosed twice already and the only issue they have found was that the battery wasnt putting out enough volts to start. supposively, that was the issue. lucky me, the battery was covered under warrenty so they replaced it. but that has not corrected the situation. it still doesnt start consistantly. when i turn the key over in the ignition all the way, it wont start but if i keep the key turned over it will eventually fire up and the battery light will stay on for a while and then go away. please help!!!
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:22 AM
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Sounds like the charging system isn't up to par.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:40 PM
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Does the engine crank when the key is turned? It could be a faulty CPS.
If you only hear clicking sounds when the key is turned, the starter could be bad.
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