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Saturn jumper cables hooked up backwards

My car was dead and i hooked up jumper cables backwards just for about 5 seconds. There were just a few sparks, nothing was burning or smoking. I disconnected them and put them on correctly and it will not start. Engine still turns over, but just won't start. Checked all of the fuses in the box under the hood except for the big ones along bottom. What else can i check? It doesn't seem like the battery would be bad since the lights on the dash and raio still work.

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Best to charge the battery , if the voltage drops below 10 volts when cranking cars with computers will not start, you will now have to check the ignition and fuel systems if ok it should start, now check the battery voltage should be around 14 volts with engine running, if not you may have damaged the alternator and regulator by the wrong jumper lead connection

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Try charging the battery more. Even though your lights may come one, starting a vehicle requires massive amounts of amperage from the batter. It's possible that your jumper cables aren't a thick enough guage to supply enough power as well. Sometimes the vehicle you're jumping from might not have enough power to support your vehicle's starting power requirements.

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    Tony Cain Apr 16, 2014

    I just solved this problem. I checked the fuse box under the hood earlier today, but not good enough. There was a 10 amp fuse that was fried. Replaced it and she started right away. The fuse was labeled pcm b. Btw i this is a 2001 saturn SL2 manual. I hope this post can help others with this problem because i was searching for hours about this topic. So advise everyone to check the fuse box first if this ever happens to them

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SOURCE: 02 saturn car starts then shuts off within 5 sec

Check security light, if it is flashing , it is set. try this, turn ignition on, don't try to start, let set for ten minutes on. turn off don't take the key out. do this three times ten minutes each, after the third time turn it off, then try to start. This resets the security. If this does not work, then it needs reprogrammed to the new computer you installed. dealer only, about $100.00
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check near and the connectors near the bulbs for loose connection and check that ur bulbs are insertd in the right position ring main dealer and ask would there be a secondary fuse box in your jeep and explain the problem

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SOURCE: 99` saturn won`t start. I checked the fuel pump, it has spark,

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SOURCE: I have checked the fuse under the hood and dash on

check ALL the fuses under the hood in the fuse block and check ALL the fuses inside on the passenger floor behind and under the radio area,,check them ALL and replace any blown ones and see what you got then

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SOURCE: i have a 2001 saturn

take a good battery from another car that you absolutely know is good. Try to prime the motor twice turn the ignition to start position...do not crank turn ignition off turn ignition to start position and try to start

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