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My 2000 cougar 2.5L won't start. Makes a high pitched noise. Is this for sure my starter

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Tap on the side of the starter with a pry bar and a hammer while making sure to stay away from the electrical connections. The high pitched noise you are hearing is the starter drive spinning but not engaging. This should help get the car started so you can get it to a repair shop or the parts store.

Posted on Dec 16, 2014

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Jog the ignition and it stars up or no matter how much you jog it , t does'n't start, hen it probably is. your local auo paets store shold be ab
nld to tes it fr if you bring it n

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what is anti-theft light doing? It should come on solid for about 2 sec after you turn the key on then turn off. If it is flashing after this then it is not seeing the computer chip in the key and you have a PATS problem.

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