My '99 Jag XJ8 won't start. Sounded bad for a few days when starting, a cracking/grinding noise after turned key, but it started, then sounded fine when running. Finally wouldn't start, but battery is fine. It sounds like something is running when I turn the key, but it won't fire up.
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Re: won't turn over
Your starter is shot most likely. the noise is the drive gear at the end of the starter not throwing far enough onto the flywheel. Dont keep starting like this as a new flywheeel will be v expensive if damaged! Have your battery checked out too as a limp battery will not produce the power that the solenoid needs to throw that gear out properly and a new starter will fail too.
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Your ignition switch is going bad. The strange noise is the starter remaining engaged and locked to the flywheel. Your best bet is to have the starter tested at your local auto parts store, to deduce that it is not, in fact, your starter.
That sounds more like a dead battery than anything else. The bendix, the bit that engages the starter to the flywheel, usually goes bad a bit more slowly and causes more dramatic persistent grinding. A bad starter is also possible, as are bad battery cables. The starter mortor and bendix are both replaced when you install a rebuilt starter. If a jump start doesn't solve the problem, and connecting a jumper cable directly from the + battery terminal to the starter motor doesn't help then replace the starter. If it does help, then the problem is probably the battery cables.
do you get a spark first then go to the next steep, follow the spark from the coil to the plugs
then check to see if you are getting gas. Take off the fuel line and turn the key,maybe the gas froze too then check to see if the water pump cracked or it there are any cracks in the engine