98 TRACER WON'T START

  • Tiny
  • markus1321
  • 1998 Mercury Tracer
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 10:01 PM

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

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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 10:30 PM

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