Re: 1998 Saturn Engine won't start, after multiple tries,...
To unflood your engine you can just leave it alone overnight or take out the spark plugs and dry them off yourself but be sure to label your wires. if it is fuel injected you dont need to push the gas pedal to start it. as far as it not starting it could be its either not getting a spark or not getting any fuel you can check for a spark with a spark tester found at auto parts stores and to check for fuel they have a tester for that as well which if faulty will lead to fuel filter and or pump replacement if no spark then it could be the coil or plugs
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Hi Vernon, There could be a number of different reasons why your vehicle is failing to start. The battery voltage could be dropping during start and become unable to engage the starter motor to turn the engine. You can check this by trying the key with the head lights switched on. If the lights become very dim, you'll need to check the battery, meaning clean the terminals and then try to start with a jump from another battery. If you achieve start up and it fails again the following morning, you will probably need to replace the battery. There could be a problem with the starter relay or a loose contact for the starter motor, most lik3ely the one connecting to the soliniod. It would be good to know some additional information, such as does a clicking sound come from the starter when engaged? Is there a perceptible drop in voltage output when the starter is engaged? does the enine turn at all? Try what I've suggested and if that does not solve the problem answer the questions and let me know anything else which you may think is relevant. Regards John
These cars have a reverse slam problem usually....If you have no reverse , you may be looking at a new transmission. You can try cleaning the trans out with transmission sea foam. Put a new filter and fluid in the trans along with a can of sea foam. Set the parking brake, put the car in reverse for 30 min. If that doesnt do it, It may be a solenoid. Not too hard to get to on these.
because the power required for lights and radio are very less. but for starting the engine is more becaause ot needs to turn the engine. please check the voltage it should be 12-14 volts.
if it doesnt have this much power charge the battery and check start it wil start.
It is your engine coolant temp sensor (ECTS). 99.9%. the saturn made them with a plastic tip, so they crack over time. A replacement should be about 15 bucks and not too hard to replace. You'll notice your engine temp gauge not working (always cold).
I don't know much about cars, but here's what happens. When your car is cold, the fuel runs rich. Your broken sensor is always reading that the engine is cold, but when it is warm, it runs too rich and floods your engine, not allowing it to start. When your engine is actually cold, everything is fine.
you know I cant tell you how many times I have heard of this happening ....imparticular it happened to my 97 sc2 and my friends 2001 sl1......both times it turned out to be a bad relay....but first I would go with checking the battery....corrosion?......worn terminal bolts?......or weak battery?........As far as relays go you can check them in the engine compartment ......should be towards the front of the car....and there should be a black cover on it and if there is not a cover on it(my friends case) then most likely water got into it and fryed it.