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BlackBmmer12 06-10-2009 10:08 PM

Curious on what is wrong with my car? :(
 
When starting my car, there is a click click click noise like when the battery would be dead. it was awhile since i drove it last so i charged the battery and drove away. From now on when i start my car, it still does the clicking noise, but when i turn the key off the back on and then my car starts. But the light come on the dash that there are transmission malfunctions.

Would i be safe driving this or no? the closest BMW dealership is 400 miles away.

jbeurotech 06-10-2009 10:11 PM

You have a weak battery or a voltage drop on the positive or negative cable. Get the battery tested.

BlackBmmer12 06-10-2009 10:15 PM

so replace my battery and i should be fine?

jbeurotech 06-10-2009 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackBmmer12 (Post 10113949)
so replace my battery and i should be fine?

No TEST the battery first NO RANDOM PARTS replacement (tweek tweek) LOL ;)

lister1919 06-10-2009 10:31 PM

Happened to me, except about 20 click clicks later it would start. Battery was wrote, got a new one works fine to this day

bender 06-10-2009 10:35 PM

Something similar happened to me, I changed the battery and that did not help. It turns out it was a problem with my key. Try your spare key, see if that helps.

matterhorn 06-10-2009 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbeurotech (Post 10113961)
no test the battery first no random parts replacement (tweek tweek) lol ;)

+1

IdahoToyo 06-10-2009 11:07 PM

Do not just go an replace the battery. I did this when I had the same type of problem, I wanted to purchase a new optima one anyways, but after I had it replaced the shop checked the old battery and said it was fine. I then had the same problems and found out it was the alternator...so def. get it checked before you go and and buy things that aren't necessary.

Good luck with it though!

Penguin Koolaid 06-10-2009 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackBmmer12 (Post 10113906)
When starting my car, there is a click click click noise like when the battery would be dead. it was awhile since i drove it last so i charged the battery and drove away. From now on when i start my car, it still does the clicking noise, but when i turn the key off the back on and then my car starts. But the light come on the dash that there are transmission malfunctions.

Would i be safe driving this or no? the closest BMW dealership is 400 miles away.

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