Car is making a loud screaming noise and it wont start

Tiny
SHELLEY BAILEY
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  • 1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 101,000 MILES
Two days ago my car started making a loud scraping/screaming noise and took a couple of times to start. Now, this morning it wont start at all and still making that noise.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 10:14 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Check your oil then have a local mechanic listen to it for a better diagnosis. These kind of noises can be anything. Also check battery for condition including load test most places do for free.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
SHELLEY BAILEY
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Thank you, I will do that.
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
RENEE
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Hi SHELLEY,

here is a link to helpful information from this site that features written instructions, pictures and a video explaining how to load test your battery yourself. If you need further assistance please come back to 2CarPros.com. We are always happy to help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-battery

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

Kindest regards,

Renee
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 12:56 PM
Tiny
SHELLEY BAILEY
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Thank you so much for your help
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Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 2:02 PM
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KEN
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Is sound like it could be the starter or a loose serpentine belt.

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
SHELLEY BAILEY
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It was actually the crankshaft positioning sensor
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Monday, November 21st, 2016 AT 4:59 PM
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KEN
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Funny you say that, I remember that problem years ago in the shop only saw it one time. Good find and thanks for letting us know.

Best, Ken
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Monday, November 21st, 2016 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
SHELLEY BAILEY
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Thank you as well I think it's great you guys take time to do this, it means alot to beginners like myself
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Please use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help and tell a friend :)

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 AT 9:51 PM

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