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Re: Help guys! I'm getting it all at once!!! (archive)

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Posted by Gary M on October 27, 2000 at 14:17:21:

In Reply to: Help guys! I'm getting it all at once!!! posted by John Morrison on October 27, 2000 at 10:44:54:

Your starting problem sounds like a battery to me, i.e. dim interior lights. However, interior lights normally take very little current. A better check for the battery is turning on your headlights to see how bright they are.

My 89 535ia wouldn't run over in the driveway this morning, made a click but that was it! I immediately though solenoid or starter motor but the interior lights seemed dim as well....charging system?? (it wouldn't boost, so I'm thinking solenoid).

Of course I live 40kms from my service center, so $80 in towing bills car developed a horrible shimmy this week, at high speeds it feels like the wheels are coming off, must be bad upper control arm bushings....I'm having a really bad week!

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