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Is the engine turning over, or does the starter just make a clicking noise when you try to start it? You say you just had the battery and alternator replaced. Was this done at a shop somewhere? If so, your best bet is to have them take care of their mess. They should do so at no cost to you, if they are any kind of professionals.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my battery light is on
Sounds like your voltage regulator is acting up, and at times will not let alternator voltage reach the circuit. At this point car stars drawing on battery alone (triggering battery light) and working until it is out of juice. Before you buy a new voltage regulator, make sure that its contact points on the alternator, and the plug from it to the vehicle circuit is clean, shiny and making good contact. These parts, due to their location tend to collect dirt and moisture, leading to an intermittent performance before they stop working completely.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
There are two 10 millimeter bolts that must be removed. Place these in your pocket or a convenient place so they will not be mispalced or lost. Also you need to pull upwards and remove an aluminun locking tab(coated in black plastic). After this is done carefully slide assembly foward. Press down on the wiring harness clip to remove it from the headlight bulb assembly, Turn the locking ring on the bulb to the right and remove so you can remove the bulb. Twist bulb out. When replacing new bulb do not touch the glass portion of the bulb. If you do so clean off with alcohol. Oil from your fingers left on the bulb will cause the bulb to overheat and fail prematurely. Replace bulb and secure with locking ring. You may also want to change the yellow parking/signal light bulbs at the same time. Clip wiring harness back on and slide headlightassembly back into place. Slide aluminum locking tab back into place. Now hand thread 10mm bolts back into place, Then tighten, do not over tighten. Now do the other side. First time might take you about 10 minutes per side. After that you could do it in a couple of minutes. Info on performing this maintenence can be foud in the owners guide or by downloading the guide from the following link http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WO1SAB/~MUS~LEN/40/01sabog3e.pdf
Hope this info helped.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: 2001 Saturn SC2 Electrical issue
I had the same problem in a 1997 SC2. Turns out that finicky/broken door lock/unlock switches were causing an intermittent short.
I removed the 20A fuses to these locks in the switch panel under the radio. Problem fixed.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
check the safety neutral switch on the transmission as the computer thinks it is in gear. if it is a manual transmission,the clutch interlock could be bad.put the car in neutral if it is an automatic and try it....still no? crank it over and have someone bang on the starter.it is on top of the transmission on the drivers side.the starter could have a dead spot
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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