Its my neices car. 98 mercury mystique.
She started it on Friday morning, and it stalled. Started it later in the day and the engine was making a weird noisy sound. From the belt/s area. She turned it off, then it would not start back up. It just kept rolling over/cranking. And eventually died. Her dad says its the timing belt? My friend says is is NOT the timing belt, if so. It does needs adjusted. Or whatver.
His first thought was changing the spark plugs, because they looked pretty bad anyway. I did that, and tried starting the car. The first time it sounded like the car WANTED to start, then just went back to the way it was (just cranking) I then reaLalized that I forgot to " gap" the new spark plugs! Could that be the problem?
Thursday, March 15th, 2007 AT 5:58 AM