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Car will not start

Change fuel pump and relay. the pump starts for at least a second when you turn the key for the first time. if you turn the key again the pump will not start and will not build pressure. if you wait several minutes and take the key of the ignition it will sart again for a second or two and you will have to start all over again because it still has no pressure. the car starts with starting fluid

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  • russell_2626 May 13, 2009

    I have a 2001 saturn that after driving and turn it off it will not start, it wil not crank and I have power to everything after it sits for awhile then it will start like nothing it wrong

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You might have a bad key.The security system uses the key chip to keep the fuel pump running.

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