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2002 mustang will not start

When I try to start it up I just keep getting the "rrr-rrr-rrr" without the engine turning over. After trying it a few times the "rrr-rrr-rrr" keeps getting weaker. Could this be a sign of a bad starter? I checked the battery voltage and everything is fine. Also, I am beginning to notice that my gauges are going crazy. The hands keep bouncing back and forth when I try to start the car.

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  • g_toso Jan 16, 2009

    just bought a new battery and still having the same issues. The engine is trying to crank over but won't. Could it be the fuel pump or filter?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You say the engine is trying to crank over, what do u mean? the starter is not working properly? I read into this that u don't have the same problem, before u said it did nothing, just made a noise "rrr-rrr-rrr" is what u said, and the guages went crazy, so is it still doing that? got me just a bit confused.,

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U had better get the battery load tested, because the guages bouncing around is a sure sign of a bad battery, it can show volts but be nearly open under the terminal inside the battery and supply no current.


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I would have the battery tested for a weak cell and if the battery is good have the alternator checked but before all this check the condition of the drive belt

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