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Old 12-18-2006, 11:35 AM
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1983 320i wont start...

she wont start today. had not a single problem with it since i bought it a year ago.

i am not the most savvy with it yet, so any suggestions will help.

when i turn the key it doesnt want to turn over. it sounds as if it is struggling for a second and then just stops. nothing.

thanks!
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:24 PM
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First thought is battery. Not quite dead but pretty low.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:29 AM
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you are correct. i didnt think it was since everything electrical was working and i didnt do anything to make it die overnight.
but i didnt have the resources to jump it yesterday, so i did that today. it worked. but it didnt hold a charge, so i went and picked up a new battery.
to make the day better, i found a 20 dollar bill in the parking lot of the auto parts store!
thanks again!
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:13 PM
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That's great JH!

I guess I've had more dead batteries than you so I am accustomed to the symptoms
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