The car starts up better after running it more.
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2004 BMW 760Li Question: wondering why when I start the car it barley starts battery test good.
Answer #1goodguy August 26, 2013, 05:50Master
if the battery checks good under load then I would check the starter draw
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (11098 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper August 26, 2013, 06:31Master
AGREE WITH GOOD GUY BUT HAVE BATTERY TEST AFTER ITS BEEN UNDER LOAD
Answer #3Bertini's German Motors of Roseville (13 Answers) , Roseville, CA - (916) 945-9474Bertinis August 26, 2013, 08:12Enthusiast
Since your car is a 2004 and batteries last 4-5 years (hopefully), that would mean it was replaced in 2008/2009. I would say the battery you have in the car is at least four years old, time to be replaced. On the other hand, check the battery again and starter load as someone has previously stated.
Answer #4Prestige Auto Works (149 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 436-3251Prestige Auto Works August 26, 2013, 09:02Journeyman
If indeed your battery has excellent health, we would check to make sure it's getting enough fuel or spark to start quickly.
Answer #5pushrod August 26, 2013, 18:55Master
Have a battery draw test performed and the alternator tested to see what it is putting out to he battery! CRANKS BETTER AFTER RUNNING! Sure sounds like the battery is weak at first start up, then as it is charged while running it awhile it will start better. Just another thought!