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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:25 AM
TheBlack5 TheBlack5 is offline
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"Alternator Malfunction" code

Today I was driving, and everything was fine. Suddenly, the power steering stopped working, meaning I couldn't turn the steering to turn. I looked on the screen it said "alternator malfunction". A week a go I seen battery low charge on the screen too.

Two questions: since the power steering stopped, could it be that my belt for the pulley tensioner popped? I heard weird noises while driving after I seen the "alternator malfunction" error code. Maybe the belt was getting chopped up somewhere under...

Next question, how much is parts and labor for a new alternator in the event that I need one?

Thanks !
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