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Theory It sounds as if the starter solenoid is getting 'stuck' due to low voltage. That is the second buzzing noise. The high pitched sound is your fuel pump priming your system and is normal. Perhaps the rain created a grounding situation that drained your battery a bit. Regardless of that speculation, here is the fix. Charge the battery. I believe ...


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The part of starting a car that takes the most energy is overcoming the compression inside the cylinders. When the engine is running, the fuel/air mix in each cylinder is compressed by the firing stroke of another cylinder, but when starting, the starter motor has to do it all. If you think that the engine was turning over, but it was not starting, it is ...


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There are various factors which can cause the symptoms you are stating. If your car (1997) has a mechanical ignition system which is highly probable then check your ignition coil and if that is fine then check the spark plug.If your spark plugs work then clean them and check if the problem still exists.(BTW they should be brown in colour if they are dark ...


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You would have to bench test the starter to see if it is the issue, though I doubt it is considering the car cut off them wouldn't restart. The starter will help the engine get started, but once it's started, has nothing to do with how it runs. I would be looking at the ignition switch, but more than likely you'll have to take it somewhere to have it ...


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@Paulster2 was on the right track. It was an electrical issue. The back-plane of the engine-mounted fuse box was melted. This is also why testing the electronics didn't do any good because the physical assembly the electronics plugged into was damaged.


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When a starter is energized and cranking the engine, it will pull more power than any other electrically operated part on the vehicle. You say you think the car was cranking over ... I'd submit that maybe what you thought you heard was not what was actually happening.


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The engine not turning over is related to your starter circuit or your starter relay. If you have a good battery and your relay is functioning, you will here a clicking sound as you turn the ignition key to try and start the car. The power windows and radio have their own circuits, typically dedicated to the use. Radio, circuit, window circuit, lights, ...



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