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98 saturn sl2 won't start

I jump started my battery last wkend and my car worked fine. it died again so i tried jump starting it but it wouldnt turn on so i took my battery to auto zone to recharge. it didnt recharged at all so they said i needed a new battery. i bought a new one and replaced the old one. my car still wouldnt start. when i turn the key it tries to click but it doesnt turn over. i asked some friends and they said it might be the alternator or the starter and some said it might be the wiring. what do i do? i really need someone's opinion, please. i need to get my car working for work and especially this weather.

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  • fousb May 06, 2009

    I own a 1996 Saturn SC2 Coupe and I have just put in a new battery. If i try to start the car you can hear the ignition start to turn but after 1 click it wont start, and if you open the hood a bit of smoke comes out. It smells like something is burning too. Everything still works (Radio, lights, ect.) but it just wont turn over.

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I went out and started my 98 Saturn SL2 it started but died immediately and won't start again, it treis to turn over but won't. Can anyone help me?

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  • fousb May 19, 2010

    Take your starter off and have it tested. It worked for me before I got rid of my 1996 Saturn SC2

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If all it does is click with a new battery it is not the alternator because all the alternator does is charge the battery i would take the starter or selinoid off if it isnt built in with the starter and have it tested the same as you did the battery

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