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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Q: What's the best way to determine the proper replacement alternator for your E39? This frustrating thread today got me to thinking that we might need a specific thread on how to tell what alternator you originally had (brand & amperage): -> E39 (1997 - 2003) > alternator/battery YES...
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Feeling dumb. Replaced the alternator last weekend on my 1998 540 6-speed and trying to complete repair today. On the back of the alternator I have two things connected...1) the cable attached to the positive jump start post and 2) a wiring harness. However, there is still a dangling cable...
  3. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I hope somebody can help. I just bought a 1992 318i cabriolet and now it lost all power. I changed the battery and that worked for a little but it just died again. I also took out the alternator and had it check and it passed. Now I have no clue what's going on. It was also making a...
  4. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    I'm having problems removing the alternator. I have removed everything except the top bolt which is connected to a bracket. Looking at the bolt, there is some kind of tension pulley in front and no bolt head in back. Please help.
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