Single "click" when starting '01 740iL
I have a 2001 740iL and have an intermittent problem with starting.
When I turn the key, the instrument panel lights up, steering wheel moves into place, and all seems normal. But I get a single “click”. Usually on second or third try it fires right up. It has been doing it for a couple years now. But today after 6 or 7 tries it continued to do the single click … which is usually the sign of a stuck solenoid, right?
I have a trickle charger on this car as it was going through batteries every couple years … it is not a daily driver and only has 44k miles on it. The battery was new several months ago.
There are no error messages being thrown. I am confident that there is plenty of cranking power available. Just wondering if folks think this is the solenoid. Thanks in advance for any ideas or comments.