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Car will not crank

My car will not start...it is a 1993 saturn sl2 58,000 mi. it's not the battery or cables or fuses.....when u try to crank it...nothing...no noise. It is automatic. when I cked the battery...the lights did not dim. Any suggestions?

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If you can locate the starter,tap on it with a hammer a couple of times then try to start up.It may take several tries but it should work eventually because a starter doesn't usually fail 100%.If you can't locate it call around,someone will tell you for free because they want your business.Dealer,shops,whatever.Good luck!

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Testimonial: "very good advice......at first I accidentally hit only 1 thumbs (up) I didn't know that was a low rating...I wanted to give icantry a high rating!!"

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  • Greg McCarthy Aug 06, 2010

    Now I would say starter relay,starter solenoid.Locate the starter relay.That's what click,clicks when the battery is dead.Since your battery is fine and no clicking,it's that relay.Good luck!

  • diannegardne Aug 07, 2010

    I thought your answer was very helpful!!! I gave u a thumbs up.....maybe I was supposed to give u 4 thumbs up......I appreciate your help!!! Thanks so much.....I was thinking maybe it was the ignition switch! Sunday I will get a friend to tap on the starter.....thanks again. What are the signs if your ignition switch is bad? The dash lights up...when u try to start the lights don't go dim....no noise at all...no clicking or anything ....any more suggestions??? Thanks for all your help!!!! Dianne

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 07, 2010

    1 is the worst rating:( I don't know if you can change it.If you want to you can try I guess.If it were the ignition switch,your key probably just would not turn at all,or be very difficult to.When you try the starter with the hammer it normally takes 6,7,I would say 10 tries at the most.Seeing how there is no clicking,it's probably the relay,however,it is not located on the starter.Like I said though,call around because someone will tell you free over the phone where it is.Location varies.The most common seems to be under the hood on top where it is very accessible.Mine is in the corner by the firewall.It's probably no biger than 2" x 2" with a plug hooked up.It should be a quick fix.Good luck.It is not necessary to buy it from a Saturn dealer too.

  • diannegardne Aug 07, 2010

    I will get help from a friend on Sunday..thankyou for your time!!.....we will try your advice!!

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 07, 2010

    Thank you very much.Hope all works out well,and inexpensive.

  • diannegardne Aug 07, 2010

    I was able to change the thumbs up.....now it says very helpful!!! Yaaaay!!!

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Put car in neutral and see if it starts if it does it is the park/neutral safety switch

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