Why won't my car start???


Asked by Sep 14, 2015 at 04:22 PM about the 1997 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove to the bank no abnormal sounds.  Came back outside and my 97
Mustang GT would not start.  Had several people try to jump me with
cables and nothing.  Replaced the batter with a brand new battery and still
nothing.  Had car towed to my house.  The oil was very low.  Added 4
quarts of oil.  Had my friend drag my car behind his truck until it jump
started.  Drove car around for about 15 min.  Turned the car off and on
twice.  Waited a couple hours and drove the car to the gas station.  The
next day I tried to start the car and nothing.  The following day my friend
came back and dragged the car again.  This time nothing.  Not sure if it's
electrical or if the engine is seized.  Can someone please help?

6 Answers

Sounds like the alt.not chargi g the battery

If motor was sieged it wouldn't have started at all..


I replaced the alternator about a year ago and the battery is brand new. It sounds like it wants to start but something is stopping it. I have a feeling it's not the motor I just don't know what it is.

Bob Beaman

If it were mine, I would check the electrical connections at the battery and the starter. These connections need to be clean and tight. It is always best to eliminate the easy stuff first.


The next time this happens, get it jumped and started. then take the neg. battery cable off. if the car stops running, then it's your alternator, it's not putting out enough volts, it's got to put out 13-14 volts to keep the car running and charge the battery at the same time....IT'S ONE OF THE OLDEST TRICKS, IN THE BOOK...hope this helps

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