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Q: Car not starting but making sound

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My car is making a zooming sound, but it will not start.

The zooming sound is a new sound described for me and only an in-person diagnostic check could narrow the problem down for you. If the car is also not starting, this can be for a host of reasons including a faulty battery, starter, or alternator, and more. For a proper inspection, I recommend having a certified mechanic such as one from YourMechanic, come inspect the noise that you are hearing and diagnose the no-start condition for you.

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