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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:59 PM
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noises from alternator

I had to replace the alternator and my 96 328i and after replacing it with a brand new one it was making a whinning noise. when i cover the cooling duct it quiets down? makes my car sound stupid could i cover the duct?
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No, take the 'new' alternator back and get it replaced. The bearings are no good. It should be nearly silent when operating.
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No, take the 'new' alternator back and get it replaced. The bearings are no good. It should be nearly silent when operating.
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