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1999 infinity won't turn over

I tried to start my car this morning and it turned over for a second then nothing. when i tried again it was just a strange noise not the turning over sound and not clicking like with a dead battery could this be the starter?thanks in advance.

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  • gowan125 Oct 29, 2008

    I have, it just keeps making the same sound. Neighbor thinks maybe ignition. Does this sound like an option?

  • gowan125 Oct 30, 2008

    Thank you so much. My car was able to start and we drove it to the garage to find out what we need to do to fix it. Will let you know what it ends up being. Thanks again

  • wheelercolts May 11, 2010

    have you tried to jump start the veh?

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Four things in the starting system ignition switch, battery , starter or the starter reley. When you tried to jump start it the car would turn over for a sec then make a sound? Your Infinity may have its starter contacts worn out. In this case i normaly will tap on the starter with a hammer while someone is trying to crank it over, kind of shade tree but without a voltometer to gauge starter draw its the next best thing. let me know what happened!!

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