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My 1997 BMW 540i just clicks now. I even got a jump! Is this the starter or the starter relay???

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My guess is it's the starter

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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    theola_henry Jan 06, 2013

    The starter and not the alternator-got it. Now, is there a difference between just a 'starter' and a 'starter relay'. I called AutoZone and at first the guy said it might be the starter, then I let him know I jumped the car (it ran fine), and he then said it is the starter relay....I do not understand how this could be when I had no problems up until today; no indications of a problem. What might htis cost me?

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    theola_henry Jan 06, 2013

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