Car does not start, makes whizzing? noise but will not turn over. Starter or solenoid?

khazyarikhazyari Member Posts: 3
edited July 2015 in Ford
have a 93 escort 1.9 wagon, couple days ago when went to start made weird whining/whizzing noise but started - twice but now only makes the noise and will not turn over starter or solenoid? Can't find my chilton's


  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Member Posts: 381
    edited July 2015
    If the starter is spinning, the solenoid is likely ok. Your question isn't real clear but it sounds like the pinion isn't engaging..
  • khazyarikhazyari Member Posts: 3
    ok, pinion is that in the starter so would need to replace the starter or is it a completely separate piece, have to admit haven't heard of a pinion in relation to a starter - still bumbling though trying to do some of the simpler stuff myself instead of paying big monies to the auto shop =) appreciate the input for sure
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