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325xi - car will not start. Makes a clicking sound when I put the key in not sure if starter or not enough battery power. I tried to jump start it but it still did not turn on.

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Try taking the battery out of the car and putting it on a battery charger for about an hour then put it back in to see what happens sometimes a jump isnt good enough especially is the battery is really drained. I mean you can jump it but it would take a while a better way is to put a good charge on the battery and then try it if it still clicks then it may be the starter but I would certainly try the battery first.

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    Thank you. Will do



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