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Posted by john 70 1602 on June 27, 2001 at 09:58:00:

In Reply to: Weird Electrical Problem! posted by dahveed on June 27, 2001 at 02:34:08:

My guess on the strange run on with the brake depressed is that you have a wire that over the years has frayed it's insulation and is moved to make contact whith another wire when you activate the brake. Lots of wires run near the brake activation rod area.

I recently posted about having a 318i alt. and the timing cover stud shearing off. What I did was replace the stud again with a new stock piece, kept the same alt., but I had a 2002 alternator adjusting bracket bent for the offset and installed instead of the 318i piece I was using.

The narrower stock piece places the load on the base of the stud, where it goes into the timing cover.

The 318i adjuster arm has a wide boss and can possibly spread the load to the front of the stud by having a wider load surface.

I've got my fingers crossed that this will work!

I just noticed again that my car has a strange electrical gremlin that first reared its head before the timing cover stud broke.

When the engine is running, my foot is on the brake pedal, and then I turn the key to the off position, the engine still runs. I can even remove the key. Once I take my foot off the brake, the engine finally cuts out. If I put my foot on the brake, with the key in the off position or removed, the red alt. light turns on along with the gas gauge.

I can't understand what would cause this??

Dave Savell
'68 1600-2


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