When trying to start the car, it clicks. It jumped once. Would not jump a second time. Took it to a retired mechanic who fixes on the side. He raised it up and it started as he tapped on the starter. He said it looks like a big job to replace this. Any insights?
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How long did you charge the battery? If was completely dead a five minute jump won't do it. Let battery JUMP charge for at least 20 minutes and have other person helping you do the jump rev his engine while you start the beamer.
try over riding the starter relay on the fender ,it has one there right?. dont go to a mechanic yet. the engine aint seized. if it doesnt have this relay then i would get the alternator tested. if you want to test it yourself it can be costly for the right equip. autozone usually tests for free. i dont know were you live so if theres not an autozone. let me know if you cant get it tested.
Take your battery to the parts store and have them test it. If its an original replace it anyways batteries only have a 5 to 7 year life span. on another note when your window walked off they may have damaged a switch in the door. this may be causing your display issues.