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#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?
Jun 22, 2011 (4:05 pm)
Dont buy a battery you cant open--most batteries you can open-even the freedom ones--check water level should at least cover cells fill with distilled water or regular water if not available.They will tell you not to add water-BS.Take battery to autozone for check -free-dont have to remove for test. Have your cars charging system checked if keeps up I would get rid of battery if it failed Bob B
#122 of 134 Re: Saturn SL Not Starting [eyeshinebass]
Jul 31, 2011 (8:22 am)
It might not be starting in the correct sequence. you could take it in and ask a Trustful mechanic. I know this has happened to me with other cars.
#123 of 134 Re: Saturn SL Not Starting [eyeshinebass]
Oct 08, 2011 (1:40 pm)
Yes, I had the exact same problem.. Next time it dies.. ask them to blow air into the gas tank where you would normally fill it... If the car starts... the issue is NOT the fuel pump... or filter... its a pressure issue !!!! The system has vacumn lines to maintain a back pressure in the system... there is a thing called a pressure check valve that does get stuck... and yes randomly... it will die OR not start... This is NOT the only saturn I have heard this happening too... GOOD LUCK !!
#124 of 134 2001 Saturn SC random starting
Nov 11, 2011 (3:19 pm)
Turn the key nothing, the lights come on though.
I can get it to start if someone cross connects the starter while I turn the key.
My car was in the shop last week $220. - they put in a new key tumbler and gave me the key free, but they didn't fix the problem. I'm not a mechanic. Appreciate any help. Julie
Nov 11, 2011 (4:13 pm)
sounds like wiring problem--I would stick it back to them and tell them to fix it--and would not be nice about it or try firestone next--saturn is junk I know own one
#126 of 134 Re: wont start [rbillieuxsr]
Nov 13, 2011 (8:33 am)
My car didn't start doing this until after I had 100,000 mile maintenance performed on it. They put a new belt on it and maybe a wire got loose on the starter. I don't know of any car dealer mechanics that will look for something as simple as a lose wire.
My car will be fine for about 2 weeks and then, won't start.