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Old 03-15-2009, 04:11 AM
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328i water pump?

Hiya,i'm new here. Just wondered if anyone could help me. I have a 1997 328i 4 door. Battery light stays on when i start it up and its overheating soon after. Is this the water pump gone? Would this also cause my battery to not charge? Belt still going round on alternator when engines running. Does this mean there is another battery charging problem or would changing the water pump solve this?
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:37 AM
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Hello,

If you are experiencing an over heating issue, it could be 1of2 things... Your Thermostat which cost about $25 or so from Pelican Parts or your Water Pump which cost about $85 or so. Best bet is to change both since you will have to remove the Hoses anyway to access both parts! As for the Battery issue... it could be the Alternator, and it could also be the Battery Cells them self. Go to Autozone and have them check it for you, they do this For of charge, Strauss will also do it but they will charge you about $15 bucks.

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