General Cobra '97 Won't Start, But Will Turnover

Chris Gray

New Member
May 1, 2017
I'm new here and looking for some advice b/c my '97 cobra won't start. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, if not just let me know and I'll move the post.

I bought a new battery so it's not that. It turns over (I can see the motor and belt turning) and then it makes a drawn out whining sound. It's like it tries to turn over but never catches.

The car was inspected 8 months ago and there were no issues.

I guess it might not be getting fuel? Clogged fuel pump? or maybe there's a problem with the electrical and the spark plugs aren't firing. Could it be that the cylinders aren't getting compression?

I'd really appreciate any help in narrowing it down. It's a long ride to the nearest mechanic and I'd like to narrow down the issue before I have it towed to a place that may not even be able to fix it. They don't have much experience with these engines.

Are there any known issues with these engines that might explain what I'm experiencing?

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