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#206 of 238 97 Saturn SC2 starting issues
Jun 28, 2011 (1:31 pm)
I have had a problem with my car not starting randomly for over a year. Its a 1997 Saturn SC2, 1.9 liter dohc, 185k miles. Two different times, months apart, I would go out to my car and it wouldnt start. Both times, I would send it to the shop, and they would tell me it started right up. They mentioned it being flooded with fuel. Now the car is having problems on a daily basis. Sometimes it will start; more often, it will either not even turn over; or it will turn over very slowly, sometimes after numerous attempts. A couple weeks ago, I could drive it to work,and then drive it home after my shift after it had sat for 8 hours. But if I would go to different stores and shut it off more than once or twice, it wouldnt start up again. Usually in those situations, it wont start for hours or even days, but ill come back and try 3 days later and it will start right up. The battery is new; the starter, alternator, and coil packs have all been tested/or replaced; battery cables are new. The car was running hot, which I thought may have caused it to not start, but I replaced the thermostat which fixed the overheating, and there are still starting issues. Wont turn over. Dash lights, radio, running lights all come on...but when i turn the key to attempt to turn it over, the running light shut off. It has also clicked before when I would try to turn it over, but it no longer does that. I do hear a click noise when I turn it over that sounds like it is coming from inside the cab, down under the glove compartment. I dont know what it is, but that is the only noise it makes. In a day or two the car will probably start. And if I run a couple errands to a few stores, it probably will not start at the 2nd or 3rd stop. I would rather not throw money at the ignition unless I can be sure thats what it is and not something simpler.
#207 of 238 Re: Loud BANG when going into reverse. please help [ekameveileb]
Jun 28, 2011 (3:30 pm)
change trans filter and fluid--filter in on engine under hood put sealer in too Bob B
#208 of 238 Re: 97 Saturn SC2 starting issues [s2adams]
Aug 18, 2011 (7:47 pm)
I had this problem with a Honda Del Sol I had. After much head scratching, it ended up being loose wiring. Check all of your wiring. Look for loose connections. A wire can be loose and get disconnected for a while (an hour or a couple of days) and then magically reconnect and then everything works fine!
#209 of 238 Re: 97 Saturn SC2 starting issues [onemike2]
Aug 18, 2011 (8:23 pm)
If saturn not starting consider a new fuel pump--try waiting till hear click before crankind then with no gas turn key a couple of timed--if not start hit gas pedal twice then repeat that click is fuel pump
#210 of 238 have a 95 saturn sl1 with transaxle code
Sep 20, 2011 (9:27 am)
i have a 95 saturn sl1 automatic trans and recently i have enginge code 32 egr and transaxle code 23,24 and sometimes 22 pop up i changed egr and flushed trans and changed filter reset codes and car drives fine for a few hours then my rpms would surge up to 3000 and car gets stuck shifting and then engine code reads again for same transaxle codes car isnt slipping in any gears nor is trans fluid burning can somebody with saturn knowledge help was told to check fuse relays those are fine
#211 of 238 Re: have a 95 saturn sl1 with transaxle code [dgibson3100]
Sep 20, 2011 (9:34 am)
look to see if the shifter cables are frayed, by the tranny
#212 of 238 Re: have a 95 saturn sl1 with transaxle code [togfleon2003]
Sep 20, 2011 (5:33 pm)
being that everything is so compact where would shifter cable be located and what would be the easiest way to access them
Sep 23, 2011 (3:16 pm)
p03001 code--number one cylinder mis-firing spark plug??? and which one is number one when facing engine?
#214 of 238 Re: have a 95 saturn sl1 with transaxle code [dgibson3100]
Sep 23, 2011 (3:27 pm)
they are by the fire wall on the driver side .use flashlight to see but may be dirty,have some one shift the shifter back and forth when you look.
#215 of 238 Re: 1997 saturn [rbillieuxsr]
Sep 23, 2011 (3:29 pm)
i think it the right one, you would see gas on this plug if misfire. check all 4 the one thats wet is misfiring. but thats just a code it might be fuel injector too.