1999 mercury cougar 105,000 miles - fine until tonight-started for a few seconds- shook violently- then died- unable to restart trying to push the car felt like the parking brake was on but it was not

Asked by Nov 01, 2013 at 11:02 PM about the 1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was running fine - this happened all the sudden tonight.  no check engine or any lights. very odd as we were pushing the car to get a tow, at times it would hardly move like the parking break was on but it was not. it was like the car would not move.

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motor toast? does the starter turn the engine around?~

standard or automatic?~

standard. sometimes it will try to turn over then nothing.

this is going to take an inspection~...impossible to do from here~

When you try to start it, does it make any knocking type noise? If so, you may have a broken connecting rod.

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