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My 99'saturn having trouble starting

I need to know which relay switch it could be that causes my car not to start.For a few weeks now my car will have trouble starting,but all the lights radioetc. came on.Now its doing it battery is fine.Someone said it was a Alternator or a relay switch.

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  • Brokensoul69 Nov 17, 2008

    When i turn the key nothing happens,no noises nothing,but the lights and radio do come on but the radio resets itself like the batery died.but when i got the battery checked it was 12.4.And this issue started a few weeks back i noticed my lights in the car would dim out and in.and then the issue with it starting started.But if i waited a few secs it would start right up.But today it took alot longer,my neighbor said b4 i get a alternator replace my relay.

  • Brokensoul69 Nov 17, 2008

    And i also noticed it started when,it started to get cold.and it only has this starting issue in the morning after the car has sat all night

  • Brokensoul69 Nov 17, 2008

    And i also noticed it started when,it started to get cold.and it only has this starting issue in the morning after the car has sat all night

  • Brokensoul69 Nov 17, 2008

    YUP only in the morning,antime im running errands im fine

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    Loringh May 11, 2010


    When you say your car won't start, I need to know the following. When you turn the key to start the engine, what happens? Does the engine crank, (ie, turn over)?

    If it does not crank, do you hear any noises, like clicks from the engine compartment?




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You say that "it only has this starting issue in the morning after the car has sat all night".

So this means that during the day, if your running errands, it starts ok when you come out of the store etc, right??

PS do not buy an alternator yet..


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Check Your Fuses
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