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99 merc sable dohc, car cranks but engine will not attempt to turn over / start
1999 Mercury Sable

99 Merc Sable DOHC, car cranks but engine will not attempt to turn over / start

(1999 Mercury Sable)
After making the final stop while running errands on Monday, my car's engine had a "rough" start. It took about 2 seconds for the engine to stabilize. Once it did the car ran fine and I drove it home w/o any problems.

The car then sat on the driveway for a few days, during two of which we had below freezing temperatures (not sure if it makes any difference here).

When trying to start the car for the first time since Monday, the car cranks but the engine does not attempt to turn over or start. The battery is good and I didn't see any warning lights when trying to start it. The only noticeable sound was the starter(?) cranking over and over again.
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of Atlanta Car Care on November 24, 2014
This sounds like something you'll need a professional to look at and run tests to determine the answer. You most likely won't have the equipment or references needed to do this yourself. We would be happy to do this for you. It would have to be towed in however.
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of Atlanta Car Care on November 24, 2014
This sounds like something you'll need a professional to look at and run tests to determine the answer. You most likely won't have the equipment or references needed to do this yourself. We would be happy to do this for you. It would have to be towed in however.
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on December 28, 2014
car has a new battery and a new alternator. the car cranks but engine will not start even with jumper cables
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