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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 6 months ago
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BMW Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 6 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
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Customer reply replied 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

Thanks again, Ron

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