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Car won't start. Don't know if battery or starter

My truck (manual 5-speed, 1999 s10) would not start for me. First the motor started to turn over, then it whirred or whined rather than crank. It whirred/whined as long as I turned the key. I kept trying, but it never started.

I got another driver to give me a boost with jumper cables. Would not crank. Still only whirred/whined.

I only got it started by pushing the truck off.

I tried this morning the same thing. The motor seems to start then the whine/whir and no start. No clicking noise only high-pitched whir.

The lights and windshield wipers all work. The battery is about 4 months old.

What could be the problem?

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  • tickedoffmad Jan 21, 2009

    It's your starter. I've had the same damn problem on the same damn vehicle and figured it out after replacing everything but the windshield wipers... Replace your starter and give the the thing the old what for afterwords... I'm ready to drive mine into a pine thicket and leave it there. It's always something...

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