1989 BMW 525i Car Won't start

Tiny
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  • 1989 BMW 525I
Engine Mechanical problem
1989 BMW 525i 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Car was in garage for 2 months. I got a charged up battery and tried to start but it wont turn over.

The lights, meter all work fine. When I turn the ignition key to start the car the meter light turns dim but the car doesn't even turn over.

I can hear few clicking sounds when I try to start but thats it.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 8:05 AM

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Tiny
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The battery may not have taken the charge. It might need to be replaced. How old was it, more than 4 years old? If so replacement may be next.
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Saturday, May 15th, 2010 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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I used battery from a running car. It didnt do anything either.
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Saturday, May 15th, 2010 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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The starter might have a spot of corrosion in the solenoid, try tapping on the starter solenoid(a small hammer will do) whilst trying the key. It might need a new starter.
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Sunday, May 16th, 2010 AT 10:19 PM

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