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96 Saturn Sc1 does not start after you turn it off

I have a 96 Saturn Sc1 automatic. The problem is that sometimes when I turn it off it will not start again right away. I try to turn it over and it makes no noise what so ever. The lights on the dash still work. The lights do not dim when I try to start it. If I let it sit for awhile it will start. Do you have any idea's what could cause this? Someone said it might be some kind of switch that makes it think that the car is still in gear.

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I had that problem with my 87 van.The gage they used showed it had enough amps but she still wouldn't start. I had to get a better battery. Mine had enough to run it till I stopped one time. Then I had to wait for awhile before it would start again. I have not had any trouble since I got the new battery. No one ever found out why the other battery tested ok or wouldn't start after one trip anywhere.

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Sound like its flooding .you got fuel injectors leaking.

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