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I have a 2007 BMW Z4 that will not start even though I just…

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I have a 2007 BMW Z4 that will not start even though I just put in a new battery. There are a couple of clicks, not rapid, when I turn the key in the ignition. Dash lights, headlights etc. work. In May the water pump had to be replaced. Several weeks later I had to jump start the car (it had been extremely hot here in AZ) and the car worked for a couple of times. I was out of the state until recently, and when I returned the car would not turn over again. I checked voltage, which was a little low, and purchased a new battery.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

How do you do that?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Z4 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am trying to get enough information to know whether I can fix it myself. As I said, I installed a new battery

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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago
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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Okay, so if the battery and cables are ALL good, then the starter is the most likely cause of this no start issue.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
deliver bad news:)
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I don't have a lot of skills, but my son who is an engineer is visiting, and perhaps could be helpful.
BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

The payment failed, possibly a fault of ours. We can still work here after you have rated me 5 stars.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 11 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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