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Car will not start

Turn the key and there is no power to the starter.
Battery has power and all the lights are on.
auto store stated starter relay and provide one. But cant locate it anywhere on car.

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  • asbarnes425 Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same problem (among others with this model car). It is random and there doesn't really seem to be any rhyme or reason for the no start problem. A friend did suggest that it was the starter. My trick for when this happens is to slam on the accelerator and then turn the key. It starts but I am sure that I am creating another problem. But it starts and gets me to where I need to be. Naturally it never does it when I want it to for a technician who generally just looks at me like I am crazy when I explain it to them. I even had a mechanic call me when they had my car for an oil change call me to say that the car wouldn't start (Well then FIX IT!) They didn't ...

  • saramcconcac Nov 19, 2008

    Battery Good. When turning key, small humm noted for a few seconds on first turn. Then nothing for a while. Car won't turn over. 1999 Saturn SL1

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    battery fine, but no action when key turned in ignition. Has sometimes started up later.

  • dysaber Feb 25, 2009

    I have the same problem, and for a while I could get it to start if I had someone turn the ignition, and I hit the big black tube going from my air filter to a metal part of the engine up close to the dash that I don't know what it is. I'd give it a good tap and the engine would turn right over no problem. But as time has gone by, even that has stopped working. My bro-in-law is a mechanic, and he didn't have a clue as to why that worked at all, and still couldn't figure out why I was having the problems in the first place.

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SOUNDS LIKE AN ERRATTIC STARTER PROBLEM FROM HERE.THE FELLA THAT HAD IT WHEN IT DIDNT START HAD THE BEST SHOT AT FIXING IT.THE IGNITION SYSTEM HAS TO BE TESTED AT THAT NO START SITUATION.

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