When I apply a jumper the car still won't start

Asked by Mar 30, 2017 at 02:32 PM about the 1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I apply jumper cables from another car the Z still won't start and keeps clicking just like when the battery is dead.  All electrical turns on but it appears that it still is not getting enough electricity

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74,135

Bad starter or bad battery connections - clean and tighten the battery cable ends. A battery with an internal short can make it hard to jump start the car.

22,915

sounds like a starter solenoid- if you keep "applying" jumper cables to your BMW you are going to fry some electronics in there- then all bets are off-

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