Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car not starting but making sound

asked by on

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

A: The zooming sound is a new sound described ...

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Headlight on the passenger side keeps going out. Have replaced the bulb and the ballast.

Hi there. Check the harness to the headlight with the headlight switch on and see if there is a voltage present. If there is a voltage, then check for resistance on the ground side of the harness. If there is...

Q: SRS light on

If the lights on the left side of your car are not working, then there may be one of several electrical problems. Perhaps a bulb has burned out, or a relay has malfunctioned. As this problem is probably electrical in...

Q: Car does not start.

If the engine dies while driving and it is associated with an electrical service light, the issue is almost certainly the alternator. I would recommend having your starting system inspected for faults by a technician from YourMechanic. If the alternator...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...