Nov 172013
 

Started yesterday with a whining pitch, particularly when disengaging the clutch. This morning it will not turn over at all

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  1. Noises are harder to diagnose without actually hearing them, with that said here is a good read: http://www.freeautomechanic.com/auto-repair.html

    With that in mind, I would have to guess that maybe the Alternator was making the noise and was not charging the battery. This might be why the engine will not turn over at all.

    A side thought might be that the throwout bearing is going out and making the whining noise you heard and the no start issue would be unrelated to that. If this is the case, I would have the battery tested along with the alternator and neutral safety switch.

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