It seemed like the battery was dead, so we got a new battery. It started right up after the new battery. We shut it off and tried to start it again & it acted like it wasn't getting enough juice. So we jumped the new battery and it struggled but started up. On the 3rd try, it wouldn't start.
We checked the altntr and it's good. It sounds like it's trying to turn over but wont start. Could it be the starter? Is it hard to change out on your own?
Yea , I would say try changing out the starter ( which has a solenoid on it btw,) and that may be the cause of the whole issue, If you already changed out the alternator which I just discovered is a real chore in itself... try to change the starter out then .. looks like a similar task... where you have to go from the bottom ( underside ) of the car to get to it. Have fun Good Luck!
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I would check the maxi fuses (big ones) in the underhood fuse box first. If you find one blown and replacement fixes the problem,be sure to get the alternator checked for proper operation,if the cables
were reversed the alt. often is "wounded".
take a good battery from another car that you absolutely know is good.
Try to prime the motor twice
turn the ignition to start position...do not crank
turn ignition off
turn ignition to start position and try to start
why did you replace the battery and the starter?.i would say you have a problem like something running your battery down,get this saturn put onto a computer and it will tell you right away what the problem is.adrian,,,,,,,,,,,
I had a similar problem. My 99 Saturn SL1 would crank and crank but would not start. I'd step on the gas repeatedly when it seemed like it was about to start. I got a new battery, alternator, complete tune up and nothing helped. As an aside, my flunked the emissions test and I had to go to a shop and have it hooked up to a computer for diagnosis. They found many things wrong and I ended up changing the oxygen sensor and the catalitic converter because the mechanic said that these were the most important things to fix so that the car could pass the emissions test. My car passed the emissions test Also I no longer had problems with starting the car. Replace your oxygen sensor.