don't know why my car won't start

Asked by Mar 19, 2016 at 10:40 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car died when I came to a stop at a red light. I
didn't realize it had died until I tried going again.
After that I tried starting it and the only sound it
makes is the starter winding up. It doesn't sound
like its trying to turn over at all. Just electronic
winding from the starter. Any clue what it could
be?

2 Answers

345

Tried to turn engine manual if u can't engine is locked

805

starter gear is stripped or fly wheel stripped or snapped timing belt.

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