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Saturn won t start

93 Saturn SL1 just died on road and won't restart, but will turn over, Ive tried jump starting it and its not the battery. It does not smoke or sputter

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3 things keep a motor from starting.1. NO SPARK, 2. NO FUEL,. 3 ENGINE DAMAGE. I SUSPECT IT IS THE IGN MODULE WHICH IS INSIDE THE DISTRIBUTER. cHECK TO SEE IF IT HAS SPARK.. iF IT DOES THE IGN MODULE IS NOT THE PROBLEM. iF IT DOES HAVE SPARK CHECK TO SEE IF IT IS PUMPING FUEL.. DO THIS BY SQUIRTING A LITTLE FUEL INTO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THROUGH THE INTAKE AIR HOSE RIGHT BEFORE IT CONNECTS WITH THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. .. iF THE MOTOR FIRES AND TRYS TO RUN YOU KNOW FUEL IS THE PROBLEM. IN WHICH CASE IT COULD BE A CLOGGED FUEL FILTER OR A INOPERTIVE FUEL PUMP. iF IT HAS FUEL AND SPARK LOOK FOR A BROKEN OR STRIPPED CAM TIMING BELT. NOT TURNING THE CAM OR CAMS.

Posted on May 12, 2014

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  • desertracer May 13, 2014

    .. NO .. Did you check the spark and fuel ? ..

  • desertracer May 13, 2014

    The ign module for this car and fuel pump is very expensive.. The last one of these that i repaired i bought a module from Ebay.. If you must buy parts try www.rockauto.com best prices.. If there is no spark.. it can be several different things..

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SOURCE: radio not working after jump strart

You need a code to enable your radio. Happens every time the battery is dead or disconnected. Contact a Saturn rep.

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SOURCE: 2002 Saturn SL1 - won't start, turn over, starts fine with jump

Have the alternator and battery checked. The battery may not be holding a charge. The alternator may not be charging the battery,it should put out between 14 and 15 volts,any less the alternator is bad.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 saturn sl1 won't start

I have a 98 Saturn SL1 from time to time it would not start, it wouldn't even try. I knew the battery was good. It turned out to be the cranshaft position sensor.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Saturn SL1 very hard to start

jlwhelen,
I will suggest that perhaps the blue smoke is not purely oil. It sounds like you may have an ignition problem where the engine has a hard time firing until warmed. The blue smoke may be, at least in part, unspent fuel. I realize that a warm engine that uses oil will smoke blue, but excessively rich conditions on startup can result in a similar effect. If the choke circuit is delivering a little extra fuel from a dirty injector, the problem may be worse when starting from cold.
To remedy this, I would suggest a simple replacement of plugs and wires, as well as a fuel injector cleaner through the tank. I would bet money that these simple maintenance points would solve your problem.

Good luck!
Lucky

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I own a 1999 Saturn SL2. It sputter and dies.

bad idle air control valve or a misfire,could be alot need more info

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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