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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#96 of 134 Re: SL-1 WON'T CRANK OVER [rbc1300]
Feb 19, 2010 (4:13 pm)
You didnt indicate what year Saturn you have. I have a 2001 Saturn SL (manual tranny) with 177,000 miles on it.
This is just what I did with my car as an example. It may be time to replace the ignition solenoid. I had problems starting my saturn and replaced the solenoid and (just because) put in a new starter, my car now starts! You might also want to check your crankcase position sensor, those go bad with use. Once you get these things fixed you will enjoy a wonderful car with great gas mileage and cheap on insurance.
#97 of 134 Re: Starting Problems [shorty4ft9]
Apr 07, 2010 (7:46 pm)
I have ultimate solution but you would not like it. Try adding fuel injector cleaner and then cleaning EGR then throttle body of carbon -new pvc valve
#98 of 134 1998 SATURN SL2
Jun 29, 2010 (11:25 am)
THE ENGINE WILL CRANK AND TURN OVER GREAT , BUT AM NOT GETTING NO FIRE. I AM AT A LOSS, ANY SUGGESTIONS ?
#99 of 134 Re: 1998 SATURN SL2 [tim_wv]
Jun 29, 2010 (12:03 pm)
I had the same problem a few months ago. I have 2001 SL1. My crankshaft sensor went bad. It might be worth to check on that. Good luck.
#100 of 134 Re: 1998 SATURN SL2 [sdsun]
Jun 29, 2010 (12:39 pm)
I AM A SHADE TREE GUY, SO WHERE IS THE crankshaft sensor LOCATED ?
#101 of 134 Re: problem [dothedew572]
Jul 09, 2010 (2:16 pm)
i have been having much the same problem with my girlfriend's saturn as you are having. i finally traced it down to a bad window relay located on the center console fuse panel. when i changed it with a new relay the alarm started to work, the horn started going off..... it was as if the car had come back to life. the alarm on her car hadn't been working for ages but it didn't seem to affect anything so i ignored it. it does seem very unrelated but when we did try to start the car with the bad relay in it the same symptoms were there. certain things worked in the car but certain ones did not. when i turned the key to try and start it i got nothing but a soft noise. tracing the noise to the relay i started to remove it and the clock came on, this told me i was on the right track. i know its been a while since your post but this just has just happened to us. hope you got the problem fixed.
Aug 14, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Mech told me to try to put 2 cans in even if on red on guage tried it and heard pow noise and started working put both in-fixed obstruction. this was done with fan on and ac and rewcycling sw. on and put new wheel bearing in -chewed up.
#103 of 134 Re: 1998 SATURN SL2 [tim_wv]
Sep 04, 2010 (8:55 am)
Did you ever have any luck with this? I have what sounds like the same problem. 2001 SC1 ran fine, then the battery died from sitting unused in the summer heat for a month. Replaced the battery, everything cranks but it's like the fuel pump is shut off. Tried the passlock reset 10 minute procedure - no luck. Btw, how do you know if Passlock is engaged - does the engine even crank? Trying to discount that. It's odd that the car drove fine but now won't start. Don't want to tow it...and for that matter don't know where to even tow it to anymore!! Any suggestions for fuse pulls, etc. are appreciated!!
Sep 04, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Turn key to on position wait-should hear click if fuel pump comes on then try start with no gas on if starts then stalls hit gas pedal once then try again my car does this in hot weather bring to Firestone otherwise
#105 of 134 Re: SL-1 WON'T CRANK OVER [sdsun]
Sep 05, 2010 (7:00 am)
One other thing to check on a manual. When you push the clutch down, there is a switch that gets pushed that insures the clutch is engaged to turn the starter (between the clutch and the firewall). There could be a bad connection there. I'd check that. You can hard-wire the switch and see if that cures the issue.
Also, the starter is pretty easy to replace. Mine went out. First disconnect the battery. Then pull out three bolts (plus the connectors to the wires) and pull the starter out. Replace with new starter. I believe I paid $105 for a new starter, lifetime warranty. You will need some pretty long ratchet extensions though.