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We have had numerous starting issues with this vehicle for years - Saturn mechanics at Brooklyn Park office can never find a solution - have spent $1000's of dollars..... it either just cranks and cranks and cranks and will finally start - or won't start. Other times - all we get is a click and it's dead. Battery is new. Nothing changed. One time while driving down the highway - car just quick and the airbags came on. Any help on the starter issues would be grealy appreciated!

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I had a similar problem. My 99 Saturn SL1 would crank and crank but would not start. I'd step on the gas repeatedly when it seemed like it was about to start. I got a new battery, alternator, complete tune up and nothing helped. As an aside, my flunked the emissions test and I had to go to a shop and have it hooked up to a computer for diagnosis. They found many things wrong and I ended up changing the oxygen sensor and the catalitic converter because the mechanic said that these were the most important things to fix so that the car could pass the emissions test. My car passed the emissions test Also I no longer had problems with starting the car. Replace your oxygen sensor.

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