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Can't start car even if i try the jumper cable.........

I cant start up my car even though i use the jumper cable!(2003 BMW 325i) in the morning when i was starting my car to go to work,the machine did not start up..... i checked the battery and it was in tip to shape. but it still didn't work even if i used the jump stat machine, the light was on the interior light was on but the the machine is not starting up. but i can hear the sound from the car going ''click, click!'' when i start to turn the key on the engine.....

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  • whartono Apr 21, 2009

    I used portable jump start, and I connect to pole + and the body(-) on the front under the hood of my car, do you know how to check alternator and starter are good or not can you tell me please, can i use multimeter to check those, I appreciate  your help

  • whartono Apr 29, 2009

    I changed the starter and it works,but created another problem the engine idle is unstable or rough and check engine now is on, after check with computer valve no 6 misfire. does unstable or rough engine idle happen because one of valve misfire?  or when the vehicle battery is disconnected memory of powertrain control is lost, which may result in driveability problem. I am confuse .....does unstable or rough engine happen because of one of valve misfire or because of memory on powertrain control is lost?   please ..I need your input thank's.

  • Parnell Smith May 11, 2010

    Check to make sure you have the right battery for your make of car.Have your alternator and starter checked.

  • roadrunner May 11, 2010

    In which way have you tried to jump start the car, leads direct from donor car to the battery of your BMW 325i?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima. Yesterday when I went to leave the store it wouldn't start. The engine would just make one click when I tried to turn the key. The battery is working fine. I also replaced the starter in February of this year, so shouldn't be starter. I had someone hook up with jumper cables for 30 minutes just in case and it still just clicked when i tried to start it. It won't even try to turn over. The lights and air all work fine, so I know the battery is fine.



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If you have a multimeter, connect it to your battery, and select an appropriate DC voltage range. On my multimeter, I use the 20volt setting.

If your battery shows 12-13.8 volts, then it is not the issue. If your battery voltage is low, then you will probably need a new battery. A flat battery can also indicate that the alternator is not recharging your battery properly, but it could also just mean that your battery is old and needs replacing.

If your engine wont turn over, and if your battery is good, it could be a faulty starter motor.

Those jump start packs need to be charged often, or the battery inside them can stop working. It is possible that your jump starter pack is also broken.

Try jump starting the car from another vehicle, with jumper leads. If you know your battery is dead, you could also just replace it with another one.

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  • TheOod Apr 30, 2009

    You could try checking your spark plug leads, to make sure that they are making proper contact.

    Check that the spark plugs are in good condition.

    You might need to get your fuel injection system serviced.



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