• Tiny
  • jropdycke
  • 2006 BMW X3

Engine Performance problem
2006 BMW X3 Automatic


My bmw has been sitting for a week and a half and hasnt been started. So I went out to start it today and all the power comes on but the engine just clicks.

So I figured it just needed a jump since its been sitting for a while. But I tried to jump it and I got the same thing. All of the electronic stuff in the car works it just doesnt start. All I get is clicking.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 5:55 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
  • Expert
  • 9,717 posts

First of all, I strongly recommend against jump starting BMW automobiles, if the battery will not start the car, place a battery charger on it and be patient, jump starts can cause electronic issues with the modules in the car. The battery will most likely require replacement if it is as old as the car, old batteries meaning 4-5 years old and of original equipment. The clicking is from a weak battery, booster cables from the parts house do not have the current carrying capacity to handle starting, as it can take 100+ amperes.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 10:24 AM

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