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2000 saturn sc1 has intermitant no starting all connections good battery fine all lights and bells come on when turning the ignition on but it wont turn over or even try to turn over no noise from starter at allbut if I wait for awhile sometimes a few minutes but more like 30 or more now it will start no problem happens only occasionlly but left my daughter stranded the other nite and wouldn't start again untill the morning when she went back to car any ideas

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1999 Saturn SC1 wont start. Was able to in neutral, but not now. I did change the neutral safety switch, was not the problem. Any idea's?

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I currently have this same challenge but I'm leaning toward the starter and Heat Soak On the Starter. I'll be sure to let the world know when I do.

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Sounds like a security system issue,go to dealer

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Hi! Pancho,
Looking at the brief outline of your problem it may be due to ignition switch failure? You obviously seem a competant Mechanic by all the jobs you have done already?
Have you tried Hot wiring the starter? (Take a insulated live+ wire from the battery and flash the solenoid)
Or if it is easier remove the block from behind the ignition switch and hot wire from there as I think it is this that's the fault.
A common problem on Vw's you twist the key all the way but the starter connection doesn't make so the solenoid on the starter doesn't get power.
Hope this FixYa'Z problem!
Paul 'W'

Jan 06, 2009 | 1999 Saturn SL

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