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I have a 2000 mercury cougar that wont start i just put a

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I have a 2000 mercury cougar that wont start i just put a new battery in and still nothing when i turn key i hear the starter engage but nothing after that
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** starter just click or does it actually turn over engine?Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does one click and makes a whinding down type of sound then nothing after that, also the needle on all of my gauges will rise then stay at the top of there limit
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

If it makes one click that is usually the symptom of a failed starter. Next step is to monitor power at both wires going to the starter while trying to start. Each wire should maintain at least 11v while trying to start, if so replace the starter. Let me know if yo have more questions or if there is anything else i can do to help. Thanks.