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It was done by at Executive Automotive in New Caney Texas. Bubba there has been my mechanic for at least 10 years No I didn 't see anything come out from under the car.
Where is the starter on this thing?
So I nneed to get under the car to do the inspection or can I get to it from the top?
OK this will take a while but I will check it out.
I can't get to the wiring but I could get to the ground which is solid and the starter is firm and both bolts seem tight.
When the lights are on and the starter is engaged the head lights go completely out until the starter is disengaged and then they come back on.
Sorry I am a large man and pretty old now and my jack doesn't get the car high enough for me to be able to really get under there and move around much.
One more thing is that the popping sound seems to come from the front of the engine.
OK I will check that belt it was changed in Septembere when all the other stuff was done. I put a jumper box on the car and it spun over faster but didn't start. We then tried jumper cables but I think they are worn out.
My neighbor has a battery that he says is fully charged and nothing with taht either. Since the jumper box it only clicks.
The battery is on a charger now. I am attaching a video so you can see and hear wht is going on. But I am not getting the popping like I was before.
I will go out as it is raining and the battery will take a while to charge and chek back later.
Oh well this thing will no allow me to attach the file for you. That surely needs to be fixed.
The belt is fine not loose and like I said it is new.
Ok I'm back home now and The battery was showing charged. I put it back in and tried it again. I could hear the starter engage the flywheel ( or what ever they call it these days) solidly but the engine would not turn over. I am thinking that the engine is seized up. I am afraid that the new timing belt or something else in there broke. It just doesn't look good.
I will call my Mechanic tomorrow. Since I just had all of that replaced I am hoping that there is a warrantee on that that will cover the results of a failure.
Thank you for your help I appreciate it.