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SL1 won't start, just single click, electronics work

99 saturn sl1, had the starter and battery both replaced within last two months. Has been driving fine since, but after driving it to a couple of places and stopping to eat, when I came out to start it, the ignition just clicked once. All of the electronics worked fine except the headlights would shut off when i turned the key, but nothing else. I tried tapping on the starter and nothing. Just the same single click.

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  • dthompson_20 May 12, 2009

    Had friend come up to jump it and nothing. Even let it sit for a few minutes. Just the same old single click.

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Try charging the battery or jumping the car, your alternator could be shot and not charging the battery.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Tyson Strickland May 12, 2009

    Sounds to me like the starter is stuck on one of the flywheel teeth, or the starter itself is bad. Yes, even new starters can go bad. Try tapping on it a little harder and see if that helps.

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