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Hello,for a while now my car squeals from time to time when I want to start it but won't start until I put it of and try starting again,or sumtimes after two or three trials.at other times there will be no sound at all when I try starting the engine till I try again.

It seems the problem is getting worse.just yesterday when I tried starting,there was no response at all,not even a squeal.I tried and tried for like twenty minuites until a mechanic came and fiddled with sumting under the engine and luckily, it started.

The dash lights are usually on,so I wouldn't think its a battery problem.I might be wrong though.

Please what could be wrong and what car part will I need to replace or service? I wouldn't want it to get me stranded like it almost did yesterday.

Thank you all.
 

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If battery's OK and dash lights are not dimming, etc.. then it's the starter.

Get one at Advance or PepBoys at around 120 - 150, takes about 1.5 - 3 hrs to install or have a mechanic swap in a refurb.
 

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OK guys, Dan is out of country, so Pep Boys, Advance Auto, etc. is NOT an option. He has an I4 engine with automatic transmission.

Starter, battery, or fuse? Anyone?

Dan, is there any corrosion on your battery cables?
 

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Check the starter relay, most likely it's the starter though, in the case of my old Pathfinder, the starter had the contacts wore and would get harder to start until it finally had to be tapped on.
 

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Thank you all for ur responses.
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There's no corrosion at the battery cables.

The dash lights are not dimming.
 

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Could be a bad relay, or a frayed wire, or the contacts onto the starter could be corroded. As for the squeal, that sounds more like either a going bad starter, or a belt. I had an 01 altima that would squeal every time i started it, turns out it was the power steering pump, and the serpentine belt.

Next time you go to start it, have someone have a listen under the hood and see of they can tell where its coming from.
 
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