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Old 02-15-2012, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1993 3 series bmw....my car ran fine this morning, but went to go out again and my car won't start. I hear a clicking from under the glove box i believe...i tried to jump it and the radio came on so its not the battery or maybe it is??? who knows?????Please let me know....thanks in advance
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It still could be the battery; the radio is too small a test.
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Thank you..I will take the battery in today and see what happens.I'll let you know..Have a good day
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The clicking noise sounds like the starter motor thats mounted near the flywheel (close to where you herd the noise). If its clicking, it may not have enough power to spin hence the 'click'

Battery is what it sounds like to moi Good luck
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Or the starter or solenoid is fowled internally - This happened to me the other week...
I used a wooden pick-axe handle and a hammer, bashed the starter a couple of times and VOILA !! Just like new Hahahahaha
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I used a wooden pick-axe handle and a hammer, bashed the starter a couple of times and VOILA !! Just like new Hahahahaha
And the technical term for that is.....? Haha.
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Put your headlights on and try cranking it, if the lights dim dramatically then its likely to be the battery on its way out. Not really a big deal, but enough to stop you dead.
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