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98 WON'T START

1998 Mercury Tracer • 4 cylinder FWD Manual • 126 miles

98 tracer, manual transmission 4-cyl, won't start. It was uber cold (20 below) last night, first turn sounded fine and it fluttered to life momentarily before dying again. Second turn, it was like something wasn't catching the same. Something's spinning, but not standard churn sound, just a high whine on key turn. That's the only sound I get now.
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Markus1321
January 10, 2011.



Have your battery tested first. If that's good, you may have a bad starter.

Wrenchtech
Jan 10, 2011.