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Installed rebuilt starter 1996 saturn SW - now same problem~

Ok ------learned my
lesson this time
Bought rebuilt starter on ebay - in California with 1 yr warranty
.......now the clown has disappeared and I believe the starter is no good
[had it only 2 months] will never again buy parts from ebay!

It started fine on thursday - came out of a store and it was dead
Guy tried to help - but suggested I just try it again and it started~
drove home and parked it
Won't start at all this morning [or last night]
It is not thebattery because I replaced it before I knew it was the starter [few months ago]

Since nothing happens when I turn the key - I have to assume it's a
lemon rebuilt.
It's stuck in the driveway - but will have AAA within a few days to get it
towed to the tech
In the meantime -I located a "new" starter here in my local area for
$100 [no core charge] The Saturn dealer
wants 268.00 !!
Before I buy it - I'm hoping it isn't the alternator
Since it won't crank up - how would I know if this is a "new" problem like the alternator?
Thanks -
Stranded gal in California

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  • katymcg6039 Feb 21, 2009

    Thanks for both replies

    Tomorrow I will check solenoid

    [neighbor should know where that is]

    As for battery light

    ALL dash lights come on with key insert and attempt to start.

    Thx again

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Take a 12 volt test light and make sure the starter solenoid is getting a signal from the ignition to crank over, check the battery connections for any sign of corrosion or a poor connection, have the battery tested, u could have a bad ignition switch or some other electrical fault keeping the car from cranking, get a large number of posts on this car about no cranks, so do the tests, don't guess.

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