Question about 1999 Saturn SL
It can also sit for awhile and then just randomly it will start. after driving it, it may start or it may not. whats the problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: saturn ion,sometimes wont start
The problem is in the ignition - the grease gets thick in the cold and doent turn quite right the first time. everything turns on, but the anti theft system thinks you have the wrong key so shuts off pwer to the starter. it takes 8-10 mintues to reset. That is why it normally starts when you come back later. I have had the same problem and done tons of reseach. Right now my temp solution has been a small heater and an extention cord. I keep it plugged in over night on a medium setting - just enough to keep the inside temp above freezing. I am also researching remote starts because saturn dealership charges $250 to replace the ignition, and a remote start will run about $300. Saturn wont do a recall because they feel it is not a safety hazard. I say that is bull. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
I had that problem with my 87 van.The gage they used showed it had enough amps but she still wouldn't start. I had to get a better battery. Mine had enough to run it till I stopped one time. Then I had to wait for awhile before it would start again. I have not had any trouble since I got the new battery. No one ever found out why the other battery tested ok or wouldn't start after one trip anywhere.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
It sounds like it's time to get your car a new starter. But you might want to clean and make sure that your battery terminals have a good connection.and,that your battery and alternator aren't going bad. auto zone will test those things for you for free if you take your car to one of there stores.that way your sure you are fixing the right problem.
Posted on Feb 16, 2012
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