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2000 saturn sc1 no start sometime

Car will start fine but over the past month or so it won't start.can wait awhile and then it starts fine again for a week or so then same thing last time was at nite and had to wait till morning and it started just fine checked electrical contacts and battery seems fine key turns everything else on but wont turn engine over at all when not start problem occurs is it ignition switch or starter???

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check coolant temp sensor located at driver side end of cyl head. remove sensor and check or cracks. also check connector for corrosion. if cracked, go to dealer for replacment. they eill sell you a new designed metal sensor to replace your cracked plastic one. dont buy aftermarket, they will not be accurate. cracked sensor will cause eng. to run rich. may start ok cold but not when hot.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 Saturn SC1 reverse slam on occasion

my bet is the valve body. i have change 3 of my own on my last 98 sl1. same symptoms as you describe here

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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yes, remove starter taka it to a service shop for servicing and checks , also check the condition of the battery,make shore it's holding charge and cells are ok.

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SOURCE: 2000 saturn sc1 has intermitant no starting all

sounds like a security system issue,go to dealer

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Transmission is not junk. You need to replace the valve body with a rebuilt one. The cause of reverse not working is because the booster valve cannot create sufficient pressure to get into reverse (reverse requires the most pressure). The booster valve is worn down and the valve body needs to be replaced, rebuilt is the way to go. This is from not changing the fluid and filter every 20,000 -- 30,000 miles to keep gunk from building up and wearing down the valve.

The transmission is fine, don't let anyone talk you into putting another one in, especially for thousands of dollars, NOT THE PROBLEM.

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