Question about Saturn SL2
One click usually means that the starter is bad. Many clicks indicates that the battery is bad. make sure you have a fully charged battery first.
If you jump start and the starter turns free and fast it is bad battery or connections. If it clicks only once and the starter does not turn. it is a bad starter. use the direction below to remove the starter from the car.
The first step is to disconnect the negative cable at the battery.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Sounds like the starter is no good or the main power from the battery is broke or loose
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Taurus won't start.
all I had to do on a sable was to replace the belt but look at the battery there should be a wire coming from the battery going to another solenoid mounted under the hood and then going down to the starter get a 12 volt tester and see if you have power going to this solenoid cause it could be dead on one end and not going down to the starter
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
A solenoid needs so much power to kick in. I think your battery is getting old and not at full capacity. Hove it check and replace if needed.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
We had the same issue on an 2001 Aurora. I left it for a year before it finally annoyed me enough to fix it. In our case it was the starter. The only difference was we didn't get a click of the solenoid when it happened.
I would guess the starter OR the alignment of the starter. If the starter is not aligned properly, sometimes when the solenoid engages it does not throw the gear out into the flywheel properly.
The "starts with a jump" doesn't make any sense to me. If this is really the case I would look at the battery and connections for an issue. If you do not have enough power to engage the starter properly this could be the issue.
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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