Iowa Chapter Director
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ames, Iowa
us people with the older cars have two solenoids. one right behind the battery, and one integrated into the starter. the "rrrrr" can somtimes be the solenoid being a POS, so my advice would be to (and make sure the car is in park at this time) turn the key to the 'on' position, and connect the two terminals of the first solenoid with a screwdriver (make sure you only touch the plastic handle. And if that does nothing, then do the same to the second solenoid on the starter. If still nothing you can try tapping the starter with a hammer. Sometimes the brushes get out of alignment and tapping the starter nudges them back in to place. If still nothing, then it's time for a new starter.
1988 Notch Mustang: - 438W, direct port n2o, t56
2003 SVT Focus: - SCT X3 tuner