Question about 2001 Saturn S-Series
I had the car started and the next time i tried to start it the switch wouldn't move.
In the same boat and Saturn just plain sucks. Glad they are shutting their doors. You ignition lock cylinder is bad. Good thing is that its stupid simple to fix bad news is the ignition has to be the ACC position to pull it out. Another real smart move these idiots decided to do. If you have a bad ignition lock you have a 50-50 chance it will seize in the freakin lock position making it impossible to get it to the ACC position. Anyway here is the link to a utude exact video on how to pull it out in 2 minutes to replace if your lucky and can get it to the ACC position.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Try moving steering wheel back an at same time turning the key if you can remove key spray some
lubricant in key hole it might have some metal shavings that might help break them loose also try another key
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
If you run a push button directly from the battery to the solenoid, the engine will crank when you push the button.
If the no start condition is because of the solenoid, this will not fix the issue.
If the no start condition is related to circuitry of the ignition system and/or fuel system, this may fix the issue, but may not, as well.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
SOURCE: My car won't start sometimes
No, It sounds like it is working fine, just a little worn out, A lot of cars have to be coaxed into park to start. Just moving the shifter will do it, the switch itself is very sensitive, as you have found out. It only has to move a fraction to lose contact. It is a fairly easy job to change if it drives you nuts. But I wouldn't fix it till it breaks. It is located on the left side of the tranny where the linkage hooks up. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 29, 2011
Testimonial: "I figured it was the switch because the car starts once I move the shifter. Thanks!"
Possibly the anti theft system. Next time this happens, look for a light on the dash that reads "security", or looks like a car with a lock thru it. If you see either of these lights, then you are experiencing a common and expensive problem on your antitheft system. Tho extremely common on GM vehicles, there are no recalls. This link explains the problem. Compare your symptoms. If the problem is the antitheft, there are ways to bypass and save money. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/
Posted on Aug 30, 2011
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