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#111 of 134 Saturn sl1 starting problems Dire Help!
Apr 15, 2011 (8:11 pm)
I have a 1997 saturn sl1 1.9 sohc i am a single parent with two kids and i have no way of getting to where i need to ... i bought the car about 2 weeks ago and the day i got it i tried starting it and it would crank but no start .. i pulled the plugs out to check for spark.. nothing so i thought maybe ignition problems so i went out and bought a new coilpack and ignition module and plugs no luck cranks but no start ... and no spark so i called autozone they said put a new crack position sensor in i did still no spark... called them back the guy asked if i was getting fuel i checked nothing no fuel was getting to fuel rail... so i checked to see if the fuel pump was in working order by running 12V positive wire from battery to fuel pump positive it primed the fuel lines but still no start check to see if any fuses were blown prior to that and there was a 10 amp fuse blown and the relay i unpluged and wired it up the fuse holder and the fuel pumped kicked on so i was wondering if i was missing something or if its a fuel pump relay that needs to be replaced or what i should i do cause autozone said that if it ain't getting fuel than it wont get any spark because its got a sensor that determines if there is fuel to give spark and if there ain't it wont spark i really need some help... im lost and i dont know what else to do thank you
#112 of 134 Re: Saturn sl1 starting problems Dire Help! [jeffkeller1989]
Apr 16, 2011 (7:39 am)
Dont keep cranking engine---have someone check the timing belt first you will get no spark if blown and engine will freeze up if it has not already If froze up -piece of junk not worth fixing. I would not try to do myself-get mech Bob B
#113 of 134 Re: Saturn sl1 starting problems Dire Help! [rbillieuxsr]
Apr 20, 2011 (8:24 pm)
First try installing a crankshaft position sensor--ask autozone for help for info how to do Bob B
#114 of 134 Re: Saturn sl1 starting problems Dire Help! [rbillieuxsr]
Apr 22, 2011 (11:38 am)
i did that was the second thing i replaced first thing was the coil packs and plugs then the ignition module 3rd still the POS wont run lol
#115 of 134 Re: Saturn sl1 starting problems Dire Help! [jeffkeller1989]
Apr 22, 2011 (1:19 pm)
Take cover off timing belt on left side of engine to see if blown Bob B
#116 of 134 Re: Saturn Wagon STUCK IN PARK [wopaho]
May 20, 2011 (8:11 pm)
Just hit the top of the shifter with your shoe-or fist(reasonably hard)- it should come out of park-kind of hillbilly, but it works..
#117 of 134 Starter Problem - HELP!!!
May 27, 2011 (12:01 pm)
Newbie here. 2002 Saturn SL1, 72K miles. Hasn't been driven in a year. Thought battery was dead so jumped off and was successful getting battery changed. Drove a bit then car wouldn't start. This has happened twice now. Did some investigating on-line via AutoMD and found that it was most likely the starter. Bought remanufactured one from Advance. Current starter just made a loud click when attempting to start. New one was successfully installed but when attempting to start new starter, starter spins continuously. Viewed You Tube video about how to fix Saturn starter. So took apart old starter and cleaned per video. Reinstalled with same single click occuring. HELP!!!!
#118 of 134 Saturn SL Not Starting
Jun 14, 2011 (12:14 pm)
Hey guys, I need serious help! I've had this ongoing issue for a few months now and I need my car
I have a 2002 Saturn SL and it has completely stopped on me about 3 times while driving. The first time I was on the freeway. I got it towed back to my house and after about 2 weeks it started up again.
A few weeks later it stopped on me again while driving down the street. The AAA guy came, banged on the fuel pump and it wanted to start, but then stopped. He also grabbed the TPS and shook it and it tried to start, but then stopped again. I replaced the TPS and nothing. I took it to a mechanic and he "fixed" it. It worked for a few days and then stopped again while driving on the street.
Finally, I had a friend help me out, free of charge, and he did a test where he placed gasoline into some kind of intake valve by the engine and the car tried to start. He said it was the fuel injectors. Got new fuel injectors and that wasn't the problem. He now says it's the fuel pump.
Any suggestions before I continue to buy parts I don't need?
Jun 14, 2011 (1:15 pm)
Turn on iginition wait till you hear click and try to start if it does not then fuel pump also have fuel filter changed is service engine light on? if so go to autozone for free ckeck
#120 of 134 Saturn SL 2000 battery always dying!
Jun 22, 2011 (3:21 pm)
We've been having a problem with our Saturn for the past 6 months or so that is battery related. Last year December my wife left the lights on in the car and the battery died. We replaced it with a new one and it worked fine for a while. Then in the past few months once every few weeks when we go to start the car we find the battery's dead! No explanation. We've been having to trickle charge the battery for 24 hrs to get it back to life as it drains completely when this happens.
Has anyone experienced this before? Or has any advice?