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When i turn key to start pos. i get nothing... no click or anything...the battery is good,what could be wrong?

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  • goblue5221 May 25, 2009

    I had the same problem in a 97 Saturn SL2. Nothing for about 15 minutes and then it started. This is followed by several months of required "2 times" to start the engine, now it's starting on the first try, not sure for how long though.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    there is no such thing as a generic car, provide all information on the car if you desire help.



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Tap the starter with a hammer...your starter motor is going bad or the wires may have gotton loose.

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Check the nuetral safety switch then check the starter

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