Question about 1999 Saturn SL
My 1999 Saturn SL1 does absolutely nothing when I turn the key, this happened 2 days ago when the wind chill was at -20. Battery is almost new, I checked it and it definitely has juice. It worked just fine the day before in +20 degree weather, is something frozen?
Have you tried to jump start it ? has it started since?
turn on the light's and try to start it..... do the lights go dim or off?
extreme low temp's can kill a new battery and an older one even faster
wind chill here whewe i live -22 the other night and my truck almost didnt start.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
I have had a similar problem. There was one main problem. I would check these out in this order. If you buy a "maintenance free" battery, there is no such thing unless you buy an encased battery. If you can pop the covers to check the water, it's not maintenance free. I bought a new battery for one of my cars, and I always pop the covers to check the water level in the cells. Yes, a brand new battery. I have had 3 batteries so far where a cell didn't have a drop of water in it or next to none. If the battery is in that shape when it is new, even if you add the distilled water to it; you will have problems with the battery as long as you have it. Take it back. If it is good, put it on a trickle charge overnight-12V2amps. (or after you get where you are going if you are stranded) #2. Make sure that your plugs and wires are in good shape. #3. Add SeaFoam to your gas tank to take the water out of the gas. #4. Be sure you add a quart of Lucas Oil Stabilizer in place of 1 of your reg. qts. of oil. It makes for easier starts in any temperature. #5. Be sure your battery terminals are clean (use baking soda & water if they are corroded, rinse.) and connections are tight. Good luck. The only other thing that you are looking at is your starter.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
I have a 99 saturn sl2...my car has the exact same problem in the extreme cold...i am not 100% sure what the problem is, but what i do know is that the positve battery cable(the red one) is not making good contact...usually i just play with the positive cable until the interior lights turn back on, or take a wrench and tighten down the bolt holding the cable to the battery...the car usually starts right up after doing this
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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