This is just a guess but, a high pitched whining that sounds like a drill. Sounds like the starter is not engaging the flywheel - which means it's not spinning the engine. This could be a pretty good reason why the car won't start.
With the hood open, have someone watch as you crank the engine. Look for the belt to turn and see if things spin around. If they don't the starter is not engaging.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 8:14 PM