car dies periodically.

75

Asked by Mar 27, 2011 at 08:19 PM about the BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car dies every once in a blue moon and i need to know why.  i have replaced every belt , everyu hose, my alternaor, and battery. mehcanically the car is great. electrically.....not so much :(    just need to know what the problem could be?  

at times it will die, get jumped off and be fine. other times it wonrt jump off period- then when you charge the battery its fine again. then it will die again randomly.

3 Answers

1,665

couple quick questions - What year and engine what battery and alt. did you use. new or recon and have they been tested also have fault codes been checked. this sounds like either a dodgy alt killing your battery or a possible crank angle sensor issue more info would help a more precise diag.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
75

it is a rebuilt alternator but it was tested and its great. mine as well be brand new. as for the battery. its brand new as well. i had codes pulled a few years ago but it wasnt for the same problem now. you mentioned codes?

1,665

Crank and or cam sensors would be your next likely avenue of investigation. Also if it is an older model with an exposed tone wheel on the front of the engine these can also fail with time. these can give a sportic stalling issue.

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 33,001 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,080
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,650
  • #3
    grolyate
    Reputation
    1,260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
468 Great Deals out of 15,884 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW M3
36 Great Deals out of 1,983 listings starting at $6,995
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
677 Great Deals out of 28,105 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
263 Great Deals out of 11,861 listings starting at $199
Used BMW 4 Series
211 Great Deals out of 8,832 listings starting at $16,985
Used Ford Mustang
593 Great Deals out of 36,129 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
1,044 Great Deals out of 56,909 listings starting at $1,099
Used BMW 7 Series
124 Great Deals out of 5,544 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
587 Great Deals out of 20,231 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 6 Series
85 Great Deals out of 2,586 listings starting at $5,987
Used BMW X5
374 Great Deals out of 13,183 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
407 Great Deals out of 30,592 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Charger
423 Great Deals out of 27,992 listings starting at $2,490
Used BMW 1 Series
67 Great Deals out of 1,014 listings starting at $5,990
Used Honda Civic
759 Great Deals out of 69,159 listings starting at $1,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.