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
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Jul 13, 2011 | 1999 Saturn SL
Jul 10, 2010 | 1999 Saturn SL
Jun 05, 2009 | 2002 Saturn Sl
Apr 08, 2009 | 1999 Saturn SL
Jan 12, 2009 | 1999 Saturn SL
Dec 11, 2008 | 1999 Saturn SL
660 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: